A suspected member of the outlawed Boko Haram sect has been arrested in Ogun State, South West Nigeria. The arrest of 22-year-old Giraima Umaru Suri of Bulunkutu Kasuwa, Maiduguri, a confessed member of Boko Haram Sect in Isheri Kara area of Ifo Local Government of Ogun State was linked by the Ogun State Police command to its robust intelligence gathering.
According to Muyiwa Adejobi, the spokesman of the Command, “the suspect, who confessed to have fled Maiduguri to the south west of the country due to the aggressive manhunt placed on the members of the sect by security operatives in Maiduguri, was picked up by police operatives in Ogun State on a tip off”.
Adejobi also stated that Giraima Umaru has confessed to the police to have participated in the killing of many innocent Nigerians before the declaration of the state of emergency in three states including Borno state by the Federal Government.
A statement signed by the PPRO reads in part, “the command hereby appreciates the good people of Ogun State for their collaboration and sharing of information that makes the police proactive in preventing crimes and criminality in the state.
The commissioner of police in Ogun State, CP Ikemefuna Okoye therefore reassures the general public of adequate protection of lives and property and confidentiality of any information given to the police.
The command also urges the general public to always share information with the State Intelligence Bureau of the police on phone number 08036197688 in order to nip any crimes in the bud”.