Oyo-Born Boko Haram Commander Arrested

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May 11, 2012 – Oyo-Born Boko Haram Commander Arrested

Joint Task Force in Kano arrested a suspected leading Boko Haram militant in a raid Friday, a day after the restive city where the Islamist group is based was rocked by blasts and gunfire.

“We had an operation this morning… at a Boko Haram hideout. We made some arrests but details will be given later,” Kano military spokesman Lieutenant Iweha Ikedichi told AFP.

A security source involved in the raid in the Farawa neighbourhood of Kano, the largest city in the north, said a suspected high-profile member of the group, Suleiman Mohammed, was arrested along with his wife and five children. Mohammed is said to be from Ogbomosho in Oyo state.

“We recovered three pistols, a rifle, 1,000 rounds of ammunition and 10 IEDs (improvised explosive devices),” the source said, adding that the house was destroyed during the raid.

Friday’s raid came a day after several explosions and gunfire rocked the restive northeastern city of Maiduguri where Boko Haram has its base.

“In the late hours we had two explosions followed by sporadic gunshots. I don’t have any further information now on casualties,” a security official who did not want to be named told AFP.

He said the attack happened near a church in an area where a mosque owned by Boko Haram was razed during a 2009 crackdown on the group.

AFP saw truckloads of soldiers deployed to the area on Friday.

The military and local residents reported a third blast on Thursday in a different area of the city.

“There was a blast in an open field by the riverside. We still don’t know who the target was but nobody was hurt,” military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa told AFP.

Residents said it happened near a football field where a match was being played and caused people to flee.

Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, has seen some of the worst violence blamed on the extremist sect, which has focused its attacks on the mainly Muslim north.

Boko Haram’s increasingly bloody insurgency has claimed more than 1,000 lives since mid-2009.(AFP Report)

19 thoughts on “Oyo-Born Boko Haram Commander Arrested

  1. Nigerians this is a testimony we need to apprieciate God Almighty,cause the shakcules holding Nigeria is broken now.Rem God said before the end of this year it would be said that all is well with Nigeria.**BOKO HARAM listen my Bible tells me that anger dewells in d bosom of fools i don’t know what ur is telling you about anger but hear this you can’t battle whith the Lord.listen if you all dont change,mark this day you would be defeated no matter what you have God would put shame in your faces i repeat take note of this day if you don’t stop you would see what God would do to you.Mr.Ebele J. Pls i want you & your cabinet to dialogue how you can stop this mess & you all should know God is about to deal with some evil men in Nigeria, please do fast.Fellow christian please let us continue in what we re doing as directed in Luke 18:1 God bless you all & God bless Nigeria.

  2. Any body caught in de issue of 8ombing activites of any kind should face the music whether high or low profile person. I suggest capital punishment Death sentence to be imposed on that. That can make people think twice b4 embarking on an assignment of such.

  3. They should just come out and say there problems,en stoo killing innocent people.GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

  4. Any body cauht in the act of terorism shuld be kill and 4 dat bastat he shuld be kill by haging

  5. May d will of the all might be done. Boko haram, u’re nt greater than Nigeria laydown ur arms n find a better way 2 work tins out. May God have mercy on u all,wat do u gain when u kill a human being like urslf? Hell is ur dwell place. Fellow Nigerians, dnt gve up in ur prayers n fasting its helpin. God bless Nigeria .

  6. With my observation in the recent attacks by this Boko Haram sect I have no doubt that they are carrying out ‘Jihad’ but what baffles me is their belief!! This young man caught should be subjected to high profile interogation after which he should face the wrath of death but in a slow process where he’d feel the pain those innocent people felt before their last minute on earth, his family should also be executed too as they are an accomplice to this attacks!!! God bless Nigeria

  7. See,let him receive his own jugdement immediately,because if you are asking him about what has being happen,one correct answer will not be giving,so don’t even waste your time at all. May God interven in nigeria,and God Bless Nigeria.

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