Nigerian army has arrested at least 12 suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The army confirmed the arrest in a statement issued by its acting Director of Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman.

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Usman stated that the arrested suspects, who were fleeing before they were caught, had been handed over to Joint Investigation Committee for further action.

The army spokesman added that 18 cows were recovered from them and handed over to the Cattle Market Committee for screening and identification and subsequent handover to their rightful owners.

He further disclosed that while some of the suspected terrorists were arrested at cattle market, others were apprehended at check points.

The Boko Haram suspects are 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.