A suspected fleeing Boko Haram terrorist, Bala Ibrahim was arrested by troops of Forward Operation Base, Fika on routine patrol on Saturday.
He is believed to be a top member of the sect.
According to a statement by Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Sani Usman, preliminary investigation revealed that the 30-year-old suspect is an indigene of Bulabulin village in Fika Local Government Area of Yobe State, North-East Nigeria.
The statement added that following a tip off, troops deployed at Forward Operation Base, Yuga similarly ambushed and arrested four suspected kidnappers at Mundu village.
“The suspects, Yahaya Auta, aged 25; Salisu Lawal, aged 20 years; Umar Mohammed, aged 18 years; and Samaila Abubakar, were found to be in possession of one locally made six-loader single barrel gun, one empty cartridge, two machetes, a knife, two mobile telephone handsets, two packets of Tramol tablets and the sum of 360 naira, while on their way to commit crime,” the statement added.