Boko Haram Member Arrested In Ogun State – “He’s From Maiduguri, Borno State” – Police

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July 24, 2013 – Boko Haram Member Arrested In Ogun State – “He’s From Maiduguri, Borno State” – Police

The police in Ogun State on Tuesday said they had arrested a 22-year-old man, Giraima Suri, suspected to be a member of Boko Haram in Isheri-Kara area of Ifo Local Government.

The police said the suspect from Bulunkutu Kasuwa, Maiduguri, Borno State, was arrested by detectives acting on a tip-off.

The command added that the suspect had already confessed his membership of the sect.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement in Abeokuta said the suspect told policemen that he fled Maiduguri to the South-West following aggressive manhunt for members of the sect by security operatives in the Borno State capital.

Adejobi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said, “The suspect also confessed that he participated in the killing of many innocent Nigerians before the declaration of the state of emergency in three states, including Borno by the Federal Government.

“The command commends the good people of Ogun State for their collaboration and sharing of information that enabled the police to be proactive in preventing crimes and criminality in the state.”

Adejobi further said state Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, reassured the public of adequate protection of lives and property as well the confidentiality of any information given to the police.

[Culled from Punch]