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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Posted October 20, 2012 at 5:02 pm
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