Boko Haram Suspect arrested for Sneaking into IDPs camp

Boko Haram Suspect arrested for Sneaking into IDPs camp

In continuation of battle to clear out of Boko Haram remnants from the North East, the local security volunteer group, known as Civilian JTF in Konduga local government Area of Borno State yesterday claimed that it had arrested a notorious Boko Haram Kingpin, named Bashir.
The Civilian JTF who noted that the Boko Haram kingpin, popularly called Bashir Sarkin Yanka, which in Hausa means “Bashir the King of Slaughter” had been the terrorist acting as Abubakar Shekau in some videos on the social media.
Meanwhile the Nigerian military yesterday said it is yet to confirm the speculation over the arrest of the Boko Haram kingpin.
A statement signed by Air Commodore Dele Alonge from the Information office of Operation Lafiya Dole also disclosed that two suspected Boko haram members who infiltrated an IDP camp have been arrested.
The statement reads, “The Nigerian military has arrested two suspects Audu Umar and Hassan Umar for smuggling themselves among the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) brought from Pulka to Gwoza IDPs Camp in Borno State.
“The male suspects who gave their names as Audu Umar and Hassan Umar (photos attached), are undergoing interrogation by the military and intelligence operatives.
On Basir’s arrest, spokesperson of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-East, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, said the military cannot confirm the arrest of Shekau’s actor even as the military has sustained its counter-insurgency operations where some terrorists have been eliminated and others apprehended in the North-East.
Alonge said: “As you are aware, the Nigerian military has succeeded in routing out terrorists from some of their hideouts in the North-East and in the process some were eliminated and others have been arrested.
“We cannot at the moment provide the identities of those in our custody or in other places until after we have conducted thorough investigations”.
The local security volunteer group, known as Civilian JTF in Konduga local government Area of Borno State claimed that it had arrested a notorious Boko Haram Kingpin, named Bashir who had been acting as Abubakar Shekau in some videos on the social media.
The arrested suspect was reported to have confessed to the Civilian JTF that he had acted as Boko Haram Leader, “Shekau” in some videos and was responsible for the death of his (Bashir’s) mother, two sisters and brother apart from engaging in mass slaughter.

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