A suspected member of the Boko Haram sect, Mohammed Bashir, who was arrested by men of the Ondo State Police Command on Saturday confessed on Tuesday that he was in the state for an attack.
Bashir, who was arrested in Isua Akoko, the headquarters of the Akoko South-East Local Government Area of Ondo State, while being paraded Tuesday at the command’s headquarters in Igbatoro, Akure, the state capital, said the group had perfected plans to carry out the attack on the state.
The suspect, who spoke in the Hausa Language told journalists that there are other members of the sect in Ondo State who were yet to be arrested.
He said, “I am an officer in Boko Haram, I was arrested by the police when I wanted to go and eat. Myself and other members of the gang are meeting in the bush on how to carry out attacks in Ondo State. I left the meeting to go and eat when the police arrested me.”
The suspect said he joined the group some few months ago and that he had participated in many attacks in Borno and Nasarawa States.
He added that some powerful people supplied them arms and ammunition in the bush with which they used for their various attacks.
According to the 20-year-old suspect, “Killing means nothing to us, I have once killed two people with gun, I killed one man and a boy, we just kill people at will. We kill people because we believe that those practising Western education are evil doers and we must kill them.“
The State Commissioner of Police, Gbenga Adeyanju, said the suspect would soon be handed over to the Nigeria Army for further action.
The Commissioner said his men would intensify efforts to arrest other members of the sect remaining in the state.
Adeyanju called on the people of the state to support the security agencies in giving useful information about the activities of criminals in their environment.