News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the unnamed commander who was arrested in the Ikorodu area of Lagos on Saturday, December 24 was made known by the chief of army staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai on Sunday, December 25, at the re-opening of two major roads (Maiduguri-Gubio- Damasak and Maiduguri-Monguno-Baga) in Borno state which were closed since 2013 at the height of Boko Haram attacks in the northern state.
Buratai in a speech as charged the troops in the North East to pursue the fleeing Boko Haram terrorists and intercept them. “You must maintain the momentum of the operation. We must pursue the terrorists wherever they are. We must not allow them to regroup,” he said.
He added that the army “has no time to waste” despite taking over the terrorists' last stronghold in the Sambisa forest.