Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, has released a new poster of Boko Haram suspects wanted for their affiliation with the group.
The poster includes numbered photos of 58 Boko haram suspects including Abubakar Shekau, the disputed leader of the sect contains inscriptions which are written in English, Hausa and Kanuri. The inscriptions include phone numbers which anyone with information on the suspects can use to contact security personnel.
Last year the first two editions of the posters were released, consisting of about 202 terrorists. General Buratai mentioned that most of these terrorists from the previous lists have been apprehended, identified or killed during operations.
“I am appealing to the public to come out with information that would assist in the arrest of these terrorists,” he added that information relayed to the officers would be treated confidentially and professionally.
“The 55 Boko Haram members declared wanted have their faces on the poster. The members of the public should look at the poster very well and report appropriately,” General Buratai appealed.
He added that progress has been made in the capture and defeat of Boko Haram.
“The Nigerian army and indeed the military, as the symbol of our nationhood, is determined to eliminate the remnants of the insurgents. We will never allow the repeat of the past bloody havoc wrecked on the populace by the insurgents.
“Nigerians can indeed acknowledge our ability to stand and defeat the terrorists due to countless changes and improvements in terms of safety as well as security.”
He also congratulated the Nigerian army on their efforts so far, imploring them not to be discouraged in the face of ambushes.
“We cannot afford to lose the fight because we are better trained and equipped in every capacity. The whole nation is behind us as well as the president. So let us remain steadfast in this noble cause. Be courageous; we must degrade and defeat the terrorists entirely, and this job must be done because we must make our country men and women proud.”