ABUJA – The Defence Headquarters on Tuesday said a terror kingpin in the list of wanted terrorists of security forces in Nigeria had been detected in the ongoing screening of some arrested 486 suspects.
The suspects were nabbed along Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway while travelling in over 33 Hiace Hummer buses at night on June 15.
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja, signed by Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, the Director of Defence Information.
The statement quoted Olukolade as saying the identified terror kingpin had been taken into custody and that further development would be communicated in due course.
He said that so far, other security agencies including the para-military had joined in the screening exercise to ascertain the status of the remaining suspects.
He added that those identified as possible security risk or illegal immigrants were expected to be identified for further action. (NAN)