Police officer’s ‘missing’ underage son among 100 wanted terrorists

The pictures and names of the insurgents were unveiled by Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai at the launch of Anti-Boko Haram Terrorists Campaign Materials at the Maimalari Cantonment Youth Centre, Maiduguri, Borno State

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai displays photos of 100 wanted Boko Haram terrorists

According to reports, one of 100 Boko Haram terrorists recently declared wanted by the Nigerian Army is the son of a police officer.

The pictures and names of the insurgents were unveiled by Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai at the launch of Anti-Boko Haram Terrorists Campaign Materials at the Maimalari Cantonment Youth Centre, Maiduguri, Borno State.

The police officer’s son is said to be one of nine under-aged members of the group whose photos were displayed by the Army.

“Nigerians should not be agitated about these pictures. The military authorities are not passing a sentence on the kids. They are declared wanted because they have committed heinous acts against humanity. All these people were caught with weapons. Some of them carried out gory activities too unpleasant to mention,” a military source told Punch.

“The pictures are very necessary and they are serving a strong purpose. Do you know that a policeman saw his child among them? Many parents don’t even know that their children are now fighting on the side of Boko Haram. The security agencies went a long way to get these pictures for a purpose,” the source added.

Meanwhile, the army has said that it would not place a bounty on the wanted terrorists but would instead rely on the cooperation of Nigerians to get information on the insurgents.

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