Boko Haram Members Arrested In Enugu With Military Uniforms..Abia Army Officer Working With Terrorists Exposed
June 26, 2014 – Boko Haram Members Arrested In Enugu With Army Uniforms..Abia Army Officer Working With Terrorists Exposed
There was panic in Enugu State yesterday when 21 suspects believed to be members of Boko Haram travelling to Kano with several military uniforms conceived inside a luxury bus were arrested at Obollo-Afor. Recall that about 486 Boko Haram suspects were arrested by soldiers in Aba, Abia State two weeks ago.
The Enugu suspects were intercepted by the National Task Force (NATFORCE) at Amala in Udenu Local Government Area .
They reportedly left Aba, Abia State at about 2pm for Kaduna and were intercepted in the wee hours of yesterday at a boundary community in Enugu State, leading to the northern parts of the country.
An army sergeant in Ohafia, Abia State is believed to have procured the military uniforms and may have hired the suspects for onward delivery to a corporal based in Kano for an undisclosed mission.
The sergeant whose identity could not be ascertained at press time, was said to have been on the illegal business for quite a while.
A police source said the bus was not fully loaded at Aba, but stopped over in Enugu to pick other passengers who unknowingly mixed up with the suspected insurgents to Kaduna.
But the Commissioner of Police, Adamu Abubakar, said that investigation will be carried out to authenticate the true mission of the 21 suspects.
“ I wouldn’t tell you we arrested people with arms or whatever but all that I know is that we have arrested some people and we did not say they are Boko Haram because people can speculate. For us, we don’t speculate until we investigate and after the investigation, we come up with the facts.
“We have arrested some people in Obollo-Afor and the matter has just been transferred to us from Obollo-Afor, but we have not yet gone into the facts of the case, the moment we get details, we will call you back or do a press release. People should know what is happening.”
At about 11.30 am yesterday, the suspects aged between 20 and 35 years were brought to the state police headquarters by the luxury bus accompanied by full military and police security escorts.