Extremist Boko Haram Leader Arrested in Nigeria
The Nigerian military scored a major victory against Boko Haram, the extremist Islamist sect it is in conflict with, when its leader Mohammad Yusuf was captured and arrested.
A BBC reporter in Maiduguri said Mohammed Yusuf had been paraded before journalists with no apparent sign of injury.
Recent Boko Haram clashes with the military have killed 'scores of people' in the unrest. Yusuf was found hiding in a goat-pen in his parents-in-law's house.
Boko Haram styles itself after the Taliban and aims to establish Sharia law throughout Nigeria.
Boko Haram means "Western education is sinful" in the Hausa language spoken across northern Nigeria and sums up the main pillar of the group's ideology. Some of its members resigned their jobs as lecturers when they joined the sect.