Reports had first leaked that a suspected terrorist was arrested in the house of a former member of the House of Representatives. Street Journal later gathered that the arrested suspect was Mohammed Zangina popularly called Mallam Abdullahi or Alhaji Musa. He was apprehended on Sunday, in GRA, Maiduguri around 12:30pm during a special JTF operation.
The spokesman of the Borno JTF command, Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa said Mohammed Zangina was among those on the wanted lists and a bounty of N25million was placed on him by the JTF in November last year.
He also stated that ‘’Zangina was in Maiduguri to strategize several deathly attacks for Sunday, being planned on innocent civilians and security personnel.”
It was also contained in the statement that Mohammed Zangina coordinated most of the suicide attacks and bombings in Abuja, Jos, Kaduna, Kano and Potiskum in Yobe state.
The JTF spokesman disclosed that he is currently being interrogated.