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Boko Haram spokesperson arrested

2012-02-02 08:18

Abuja - Nigeria's secret service on Wednesday arrested the spokesperson for Boko Haram, who frequently made statements to the press after attacks by the violent Islamist sect, a security source told Reuters.

Boko Haram spokesperson Abu Qaqa was arrested in the northern city of Kaduna in the early hours of the morning, said the source, who asked not to be named.

"We are still talking to him. Since 'Abu Qaqa' is a pseudonym for the Boko Haram spokesperson, we want to be sure of who we have with us. But we have been on his trail for months now. He's been changing locations and contacts", the State Security Services (SSS) source said.