The Nigerian army who investigated the killings in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State, has declared five men wanted.
A statement released by the Nigerian army today reads;
”In line with the on going Military exercise AYEM AKPATUMA in Taraba State, five (5) suspects are hereby declared wanted for their alleged roles in the killings in Takum Local Government Area in particular and Taraba State in general..
2. Those declared wanted are:
Mr Tanko Adiku Dantayi,
Mr Kurusi Danladi,
Mr Big Olumba
One known as Chairman Poko,
The general public is advised to always give useful and timely information to the security agencies for prompt action.
5. You are please requested to disseminate this information to the general public through your medium.
6. Thank you for your kind cooperation.
Director Army Public Relations”.
The Nigerian had also in similar move few months ago, declared elusive leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau wanted “dead or alive.” The declaration was made by the Theatre Commander of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, during a press conference in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The Nigeria Nigeria Army also promised a N3 million cash reward for credible information on the hideout of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, whom it declared a fugitive.
That was the third bounty placed on the Boko Haram leader since 2012. In November 2012, the federal government offered a N290 million cash reward for any information, that would lead to arrest of Mr. Shekau.
In June, 2013, the United States of America officially declared Boko Haram a terrorist organisation, and placed a $7 million ransom on Mr. Shekau. About four years after, it appears the worth of the Boko Haram leader has gone down following the degrading of his once formidable terror group.
Mr. Usman’s statement on the promised ransom reads:
“The Nigerian Army will give out Three Million Naira (N3,000,000.00k) cash reward for any credible information that leads to the arrest of Abubakar Shekau, the fugitive factional Boko Haram terrorists’ group leader.
“Anybody with such credible information can either contact the Military Command and Control Centre, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, any military location, security agencies or call the Nigerian Army Information and Call Centre 193”.