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Arrested Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Confesses After Failed Attack In Yobe

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Arrested Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Confesses After Failed Attack In Yobe

May 6, 2014 – Arrested Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Confesses After Foiled Attack In Damaturu, Yobe State

A Boko Haram suicide bomber whose Sunday’s attempt to blow up a divisional police headquarters in Damaturu, Yobe State capital confessed yesterday that he was conscripted four months ago.

The bomber, 19 years old Abubakar Sadiq Umar told newsmen he was new in the group,noting that he was compelled by the Islamist sect to carry out the suicide mission.

“Two pick-up vans were set up for two separate suicide missions. I was deployed in Damaturu, while the other person headed to a destination I don’t know. Nobody told me where the other person was going. They only told me to go to Damaturu,” he said, while he was paraded before journalists.

Giving more insight into his mission, Umar said that he had a guide on his journey to Damaturu for the suicide mission. “I have never been to Damaturu not to talk of knowing the police station. Somebody who understood the road and knows the police station accompanied me. He was my guide on the mission and on reaching Damaturu, he pointed at the place (A Division) and asked me to press the remote to trigger off the bomb. We arrived in Damaturu together, but he later left me alone to carry out the task, I refused his order. I didn’t press any button,” he explained.

Umar said he refused to carry out the task because he was worried. “My worry is that why should I kill myself and other innocent people?” He stated. A police bomb expert from the. anti-bomb squad of the state police command, Mohammed Danladi, who noted that the explosive-laden van would have wreacked great havoc had the bomber succeeded in carrying out his heinous act.

Danladi, an inspector, explained that the capacity of the explosives revealed that a large consignment ever recovered from any terrorist since the commencement of the insurgency, adding that it would have been devastating and affected about 500 meter radius within the town, had the explosives exploded.

The state Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Rufai, said investigation has revealed that the bomber was recruited in Maiduguri four months ago and taken to the Sambisa forest where he was trained as a terrorist.

Rufai said the suspect has confessed coming to Damaturu to bomb the A division as well as kill innocent people in Damaturu central area. He also said the suspect was blindfolded from the point where he took off and was later unfolded on approaching Damaturu as he was then given the pick-up van to drive up to the destination.

“Though investigation is still continuing, he will, however, be handed over to the Joint Task Force (JTF) for further interrogation,” he disclosed.

[Daily Sun]



  1. Florence Abiye

    May 6, 2014 at 3:22 AM

    Please don’t release him he is saying dt to avoid death. He is one of dem

  2. Papa zee

    May 6, 2014 at 5:33 AM

    So sad that nothing is been done to this rascals.

  3. mulikat

    May 6, 2014 at 5:37 AM

    No ,he save the police and others life, they should keep him in a didfferent ,far and save place, after Boko Harm Madness is over By God grace, then let the young Man free.He was force to kill himself and kill innocents people which he refused.

  4. Joy

    May 6, 2014 at 6:40 AM

    Since e made mention of d forest sambisa forest y cnt both d police and army go dia nd fish dis pple out

  5. Prophet Gbenga Rotimi "KINI IWO NFE"

    May 6, 2014 at 6:49 AM

    Lord, thank you for touching his heart.
    Daddy, we dont want bloodshed anymore in this great nation Nigeria in jesus name, those that remain in this heartless evil, LORD, give the heart of repentance in jesus name(AMEN).
    * 08038433483 #

  6. Siloo

    May 6, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    God will continue to arrest them one by one. Kudos to nigerian police. Pls the oga(s) at top should not set that barstard free as it has been their usual habit.

  7. Kunle

    May 6, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    Thank you jare,omoale he’s one of them,infact they should be killing them instantly before oga at the top come for their release.

  8. red

    May 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Please i beg you guys don’t relax,don’t believe him,please don’t turn your back on this abubakar,he don’t want you to get to their group through him because all those monster do stand strong as one.In fact he is a wonderful liar.How can he said he was blindfolded while those that escaped from their den did not give such report,nobody ever mentioned that,he said they were two group? yet no other bombing since he was captured,or did that group also change their mind,
    Dig deeper into his statement and conduct a very clean searching on his part because he may be a spy,send by his group to check out the area or even get close to your guys and know what your next plan r action will be,You people should be careful with the information you pass out and be ready for anything in case they are planning another jail break,make sure he don’t have any chips on him.

  9. olaitan

    May 6, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    islam is a deadly disease dat need immediate cure

  10. Mohammed

    May 6, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    If people that claimed to be followers of a particular religion committed any atrocity does not mean the religion itself is bad, majority of fornicators, adulterers, fraudsters, treasury looters and other criminals in Nigeria are either Christians and Muslims by faith, but does that make either religion evil.


    July 28, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    GOD will help us

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