Friday, 29 January 2016

A middle-aged man suspected to be a member of
the Boko Haram sect has been apprehended in
Sapele , Delta, by officers of the 19 Battalion of
Nigerian Army.
The suspect, Bukar Abacha, was arrested shortly
after he arrived the popular Hausa quarters in
Sapele.
A senior army officer who did not want his name
mentioned, said on Thursday that a member of the
Arewa community gave the information
to``Operation Pulo Shield.’’
The Borno-state born suspect was, thereafter,
handed over to the Army Headquarters in Abuja for
further interrogation, the senior officer said.
The officer said that the suspect was on the wanted
list of the army
He said that a sensitisation exercise tagged ``show
of force confidence building patrol’’ had been
inaugurated.
``The exercise is aimed at disarming all acts of
criminalities such as, kidnapping, pipeline
vandalism, illegal oil bunkering and killing of
innocent citizens in the area.
``Before the arrest, community leaders informed us
that the suspect was looking strange,
psychologically imbalance and uncomfortable in
their midst that called for his doubt as one of them,’’
he said.
The officer urged the people to give the army
necessary intelligent information that would assist
to effectively stamp out crime in the society.
He urged residents to report people with
questionable character or strange movement of
persons in their domains.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the
army pasted lists of names, containing 100 wanted
Boko Haram suspects in some strategic places in
Sapele metropolis

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