This came after intensive interrogation of the captured spokesperson of the Boko Haram sect, Abul Qaqa.
In a statement signed by Marilyn Ogar of the Department of State Services, Bama was described as an ex-soldier and a Kanuri from Bama, in Borno State.
She said: “HABIBU BAMA is hereby declared wanted by the Federal Government in connection with crimes against the State.
“HABIBU BAMA is an ex-soldier, Kanuri by tribe and hails from Bama, Borno State. He is also known by the following names; i. Habib BAMA; ii. Shuaibu BAMA; and iii. Habib MAMMAN.
Ogar urged members of the public to offer useful information that will lead to his arrest.
In the interrogation of the captured Sokoto, a source quoted him as saying: “I never for once believed I could be arrested. I thought I was invincible. But now I’ve realised that if I could be arrested, if Abdullahi Damasak, the spiritual adviser, could disappear (arrested), then it’s a matter of time before everyone is caught”.
Sokoto, along with several of their leaders have been arrested by security agencies. Even Alhaji Kabiru Sokoto, who escaped from the hands of his kinsman, Zakari Biu, has equally been re-arrested and undergoing interrogation.