Major arrests and killings of Boko Haram leaders by Nigeria’s military

I’m compiling a list of Boko Haram leaders reportedly arrested or killed by Nigeria’s military. I will continue to update the list with new data and weblinks.


  1. Alleged Senior Commander Mohammed Zakiri (“Chief Butcher”, arrested July 2014)
  1. Alleged Female recruiters Hafsat Usman Bako, Zainab Idris and Aisha Abubakar (Arrested July 2014)
  1. Alleged Commander, and key player in Chibok abduction, Babuji Ya’ari (Arrested July 2014)
  1. Alleged Mastermind of Nyanya Bombings, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche (Declared wanted May 2014, Arrested in Sudan by Interpol May 2014, Extradited to Nigeria July 2014)
  1. Alleged Commander Shuaibu Mohammed Bama (Arrested October 2012)
  1. Alleged Commander Suleiman Mohammed (Arrested July 2012)
  1. Alleged Spokesman Abu Qaqa (believed to have been captured or killed in 2012)
  1. Alleged Commander, and mastermind of December 2011 bombing of Catholic Church in Madalla, Niger State, Kabiru Sokoto, arrested January 2012, convicted December 2013, and sentenced to life imprisonment.


  1. Alleged Commanders Momodu Bama aka Abu Saad, and  Zakariyya Yau killed August 2013, alongside Bama’s father, Abatcha Flatari, alleged to be a Boko Haram spiritual figure
  1. Alleged Commander Mallam Husaini (Killed June 2014)



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