Abdullahi Abubakar Sadiq, was taken into custody by the Nigerian army’s 28th Task Force Brigade, in Borno State, in the town of Uba. Uba also known as Askira has been a hotbed for civil unrest between the Nigerian army and Boko Haram over the past two years, but the army managed to capture Sadiq and two other wanted terrorist members.
Sadiq, had allegedly been the man developing Boko Haram’s media presence and public photos.
In April 2014, Boko Haram sparked worldwide outrage and a media outcry when the group kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls.The girls were abducted in the town of Chibok, in northeastern Nigeria.
A media campaign that began on the social media platforms of Nigerian nationals used the hashtag #saveourgirls to urge the international community to aid in finding the missing girls. The whereabouts of all the kidnapped girls is still unknown.
According to CNN Digital News, Boko Haram aims to impose Islamic law, or Sharia, and carries out deadly attacks in northern Nigeria and surrounding areas despite the government’s efforts to halt its campaign of terrorism.