According to a statement signed on behalf of the Department of State Service (DSS) by its spokesman, Tony Opuiyo, DSS confirmed the arrest of notable commanders and frontline members of the notorious group from different parts of the country.
In line with the DSS renewed counter-terrorism measures to combat the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, the arrest was made following fresh attacks in Borno State over the weekend.
The names of the arrested Boko Haram members have been released and include:
Usman Shuaibu (a.k.a. Money) Ahmed Mohammed (a.k.a. Abubakar), Adamu Abubakar, (a.k.a. Baba), Ibrahim Musa, Mustapha Yusuf (a.k.a. Mohammed Sanni), Bakura Modu, Mustapha Ali Jamner, Abuji Sheriff, Babagana Ali, Babagana Soloy, Abba Modu Sagma, Grema Abubakar and Tijani Bagudu.
Others are Baba Alhaji, Abbas Ibrahim, Ibrahim Audu, Ibrahim Haruna, Mallam Ali Mohammodu, Adam Waki Abdul Jilbe and Mohammed Usman.