Chris Steven, Abuja
The manhunt for leaders of the deadly Boko Haram sect by the Nigerian Army has been intensified as posters of the 100 most wanted leaders of the deadly have flooded the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
Such posters with pictures of the wanted terrorists numbered 1 to 100 were sighted at the local and international wings of the Airport while heavily security personnel were also sighted at strategic places at the airport.
The posters which has leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau in the center and as the 100th strategically adorned walls and pillars leading to the boarding area for passengers as well as car park areas.
Our correspondent who was at the airport spotted some curious travellers as well as airport workers trying to take a closer look at some of the faces on the postal.
Although some of the faces on the postal appeared blurred, Shekau’s face was conspicuous and clear in the center of the posters that bear mostly Ak 47 wielding terrorists.
One of the suspects, Chindo Bello whose photograph was listed among the wanted list was last Sunday arrested by security operative attached to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) but was subsequently handed over to the military for further interrogation.
The suspect was said to have been arrested while attempting to obtain his boarding pass for an Aero Contractor airline flight to Lagos.
The second suspect, Ishaku Wardifen, a Cameroonian national, was apprehended at a military checkpoint on Monday in the town of Maliha, in northwestern Nigeria’s Adamawa state.
Prior to Bello’s arrest, a combined team of the military and FAAN officials had nabbed a young man said to be monitoring movements at the airport for Boko Haram.