Nigeria army arrests 'Boko Haram commander'

The Nigerian army says it has arrested a senior commander of Boko Haram, as attacks by suspected members of the Islamist group continue.

Shuaibu Muhammed Bama was detained at the home of a serving senator in the city of Maiduguri, the army said.

The senator – who has not been named – denies the army’s claim, which has fuelled suspicions that some politicians are helping the militants.

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