The Bauchi State Police Command has announced the arrest of one of the notorious members of the Boko Haram militants who were declared wanted by the security agencies in the country.
Commissioner of Police, Garba Baba Umar, who disclosed this to journalists on Thursday in Bauchi while parading suspected criminals apprehended by his personnel in various operations, explained that the suspect was nabbed on 12th April this month at Tama village in Toro Local Government Area of the state, following intelligence report.
He said the suspected terrorist, known as Muhammad Adamu Nafiu, aged 25, was the 176th on the list of wanted Boko Haram members as declared by the Nigerian Army.
The CP further stated that Nafiu was an indigene of Balanga town in Gombe State and had fled from Sambisa Forest in order to avoid arrest after they were dislodged by the military officers.
“Meanwhile, he has voluntarily confessed to have killed over 150 people in Baga Local Government Area of Borno State.
The case is under investigation after which the suspect would be handed over to the appropriate authorities for discreet investigation please,” he said.
In a similar development, the police boss also stated that his command has arrested a notorious Sara-Suka thug, named as one Osama Abubakar male, aged 20 years of Malam Goje Street of Bauchi.
The suspect allegedly used a sharp knife to cut off the left hand of one Abdul-Aziz Mohammed, male, aged 23yrs of Gombe Road Bauchi who is also alleged to be a Sara-Suka member.
Exhibits recovered include two sharp knives used in perpetrating the act.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect is a notorious Sara-Suka thug who was convicted for a similar offence in 2016; the suspect voluntarily confessed and is assisting the police with useful information that will assist in apprehending his accomplices”, he said.
The command also arrested one Suleiman Umar male, aged 19 who was also accused of using a sharp knife to inflict deep cut on the right hand of one Salisu Harisu Hussaini male, aged 25 of Gwabba ward in Bauchi State capital.
Exhibit recovered, according to the CP, include one blood-stained knife in his possession.
“Similarly, on the 9th of April, 2017 at about 11am, police detectives attached to Yelwa Division arrested the suspected cultists at Yelwa area in the state capital namely, Ibrahim Ahmed male, aged 18yrs of Birshi Village Yelwa, Usman Yunusa male, aged 15yrs of the same address, Emmanuel Ayuba male, aged 22yrs of Yelwan Tsakani.
Exhibits recovered include: One sharp knife and one white regalia with inscription ‘Young Money’ suspected to be used by cultists,” he stated.
All Case are under investigation So far the command has arrested over 200 suspected thugs and recovered offensive weapons and charged them to Court for prosecutions.