Nigerian authorities have arrested a man believed to be a spokesman for Islamist group Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for scores of deadly attacks, security sources said Wednesday.
Two security sources said on condition of anonymity that a person suspected to be the man who goes by the alias Abul Qaqa had been arrested.
A third security source said officers were still trying to ascertain his identity, while secret police spokeswoman Marilyn Ogar said she could not confirm the arrest.
“We made a big success with the arrest of the Boko Haram spokesman that goes by the name Abul Qaqa,” a secret police source told AFP.
A senior police source said he had “received information of the arrest of the Boko Haram spokesman … He has been held for questioning.”
A third security source said “agents want to be sure that it is actually the spokesman of Boko Haram. They are still trying to ascertain that.”
The man who goes by the name Abul Qaqa has claimed to speak on behalf of Boko Haram on numerous occasions, including to claim responsibility for scores of attacks in Nigeria.
Source: Yahoo News