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Top Boko Haram Commander Arrested


A top Boko Haram Commander, Muhammad Adamu Nafiu, who confessed to have killed over 150 people, has been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command.
The 25-year old man who is from Balanga, Gombe State, was arrested at Tama village in Toro Local Government Area of ​the state.
Bauchi State ​Commissioner of Police, Garba Baba Umar, in a statement on Wednesday, said the ​s​uspect is a notorious ​top commander of Boko Haram, who relocated to Tama village in order to evade arrest after the​ sect was​ dislodged by troops at Sambisa Fo​rest.
​”​Preliminary investigation revealed that suspect was amon​g​ those declared by the Nigerian Army on Serial Number 176 on its wanted list​.​
​”H​e has voluntarily confessed to have killed over 150 people in Baga LGA of Borno State​ alone​.
​”​Case under investigation after which suspect would be handed over to the appropriate authority for discreet investigation​”, he said.
The Police Commissioner also announced the arrest ​of one Osama Abubakar male, aged 20yrs, of Malam Goje Street of Bauchi.
​The ​suspect ​had ​use​d​ a sharp knife and cut off the left hand of one Abdul-aziz Mohd male, aged 23yrs of Gombe Road Bauchi, who is also alleged to be a Sara-Suka member.
Exhibits recovered include two sharp knives used in perpetrating the act.
​”​Preliminary investigation revealed that suspect is a notorious Sara-Suka thug who was convicted for similar offence in 2016.
​”​Suspect voluntarily confessed and is assisting the police with useful information that will assist in apprehending his accomplices​”, the statement added​.


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