The leader of Boko Haram insurgents, Amir, has been arrested in Mubi, Adamawa state, by a combined force of the military and the local hunters.
A BBC Hausa report said Amir was overpowered during an encounter and had since been taken to an unknown destination in Adamawa State.
An eyewitness who also spoke to BBC said Amir, a light skinned man with beard, was bundled and tried with a rope, while his disciples fled.
“Amir was not talking, he looked sad and angry,” said the witness.
It was also revealed that local militia in Adamawa State have driven the Boko Haram militants out of Mubi, nearly two weeks after the town fell to the terrorists.
The state Governor and residents, yesterday, confirmed the latest development.
“Some of them (Boko Haram) ran away through Askira Uba and others through Mubi South and the situation in Mubi now is quite different from what it used to be,” a source disclosed.