The Nigerian army has arrested one Aminu Yaminu, accused of being of a commander of the Boko Haram terrorists.
Yaminu was alleged to have masterminded most of the recent attacks in Benue state.
He was arrested on Friday in Makurdi by a combined team of troops of 707 special forces brigade, the police and the Department of State Services (DSS).
“Following an intelligence report, it was gathered that Aminu has concluded plans with his cohorts in Bauchi, Borno, Yobe and Nasarawa states to launch a major attack on innocent citizens in Benue state,” Olabisi Ayeni, assistant director, army public relations, 707 special forces brigade in Makurdi said in a statement.
“As earlier reinstated, Nigerian Army will ensure enemies of peace in the state are brought to justice. Nigerian Army encourages all law-abiding citizens to go about their lawful businesses without fear.”
The army called on citizens to provide it and other security agencies with timely information that could lead to the arrests of criminal elements in the society.
Benue has recorded numerous attacks this year alone. At least three of such attacks occurred this week.