At least 12 suspected members of the Boko Haram, who are fleeing Maiduguri have been arrested.
Usman in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said all the arrested suspects had been handed over to Joint Investigation Committee for further action.
He added that 18 cows were recovered from them and handed over to the Cattle Market Committee for screening and identification and subsequent hand over to their rightful owners.
Usman said that while some of the suspected terrorists were arrested at cattle market, others were apprehended at check points.
He named them as Abur Modu Magaji, Ibrahim Chari, Bulama Magaji, Nde Ngude, Mustafa Fannami, Abubakakar Modu, Mohammed Merai and Abur Mustafa.
Others are Bakura Agwala, Jatau Yaga, Umar Modu, Abacha Umar and Umar Babagana.