Police arrest fleeing Boko Haram commander in FCT

The police have arrested Boko Haram deputy commander, Seth Yakubu, at Gwako Village in Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory.

FCT Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo, confirmed this to journalists on Monday in Abuja. He said that the Insurgent was caught at about 11:30 am on Sunday after a tip-off.

According to Kimo, the suspect confessed to have escaped to the village from Sambisa Forest after their hideout was bombed by the Nigeria Air Force about a week ago.

He said, “Yakubu further stated that he left Maiduguri on Friday, July 21, 2017, and arrived Gwako village on Saturday at about 10 pm, to conceal his identity and seek refuge.

“The suspect said he was lured to join the Boko Haram terrorists group by a young man who approached him with a promise of an automatic employment into the Nigerian Army, only to end up with the sect.

“He said he was given a form to fill and, thinking the job was real, he completed the form, but was taken to an unknown depot where he and some others received training.”

Kimo said the suspect actively participating in several deadly attacks launched by the group against innocent citizens.

Kimo also asked residents and community leaders of the FCT and environs to guard against harbouring strangers, especially those whose mission to the community is not clear. He said the investigation was still ongoing to track down Yakubu’s accomplices.

Also on Sunday, five suspected members of the insurgent group were captured in Kano on Sunday.



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