The police have arrested a fleeing Boko Haram deputy commander, Seth Yakubu, at Gwako Village in Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory.
The 20-year-old insurgent, who hailed from Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, was nabbed at about 11.30am on Sunday after a tip-off, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo, told journalists on Monday in Abuja.
Yakubu’s arrest is sequel to the capture of five suspected members of the insurgent group in Kano on Sunday.
The CP said the suspect confessed to investigators that he escaped to the village from Sambisa Forest after their hideout was bombed by the Nigeria Air Force about a week ago.
Kimo said the suspect further confessed that apart from being the second in-command in his unit, he actively participated in several deadly attacks launched by the group against innocent citizens.
He said investigation was still ongoing to track down Yakubu’s accomplices.