It has been reported that security operatives have arrested one of the leaders of the Ansaru Islamic Sect, Khalid Albarnawi in Kogi on Friday. Albarnawi is said to be Shekau’s deputy as far as hierarchy is concerned.
Confirming the arrest, the Acting Director Defence information, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar told Punch correspondent in a telephone conversation that the days of boko haram are numbered “by the grace of God”.
“I can confirm that he (Albarnawi) is in custody. It is a product of the existing synergy among the security agencies which led to this breakthrough in the war on terror. We have just confirmed that he has been nabbed and he is with the relevant agencies and as time goes, people would know how this kind of person was nabbed and it is due to the synergy existing among the security agencies. He has been arrested and he is with the relevant agencies and he is cooperating with giving information. He is the second-in-command as far as the Boko Haram hierarchy is concerned. So their days are numbered by the grace of God.”