Nigerian Army to Declare Terrorist Leaders Wanted, Vows to Release Names

By Damilare Adeleye

The Defence Headquarters has said that the process of ensuring that leaders of terrorist and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorist are declared wanted is currently underway.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Benard Onyeuko, disclosed this in his briefing on Thursday.

Benard Onyeuko, while responding to the reason the military had yet to declare terrorist and ISWAP leaders wanted and make their names and images public, as done in the case of Abubakar Shekau and other Boko Haram fighters, he noted that the process was being reviewed, adding that their names and pictures would be released to the public soon.

In his words; “We are working on it. The process is being reviewed. Some of them are being taken out. Very soon, you will see new posters.”

Before now, the Senate on February 21, 2022, had directed the Federal Government to urgently, declare all known leaders of terrorists wanted.