Nigerian Army arrests suspected Boko Haram member in Delta

A middle-aged man suspected to be a member of the Boko Haram sect has been apprehended in Sapele , Delta, by officers of the 19 Battalion of Nigerian Army.

The suspect, Bukar Abacha, was arrested shortly after he arrived the popular Hausa quarters in Sapele.

A senior army officer who did not want his name mentioned, said on Thursday that a member of the Arewa community gave the information to ”Operation Pulo Shield”.

The Borno-state born suspect was, thereafter, handed over to the Army Headquarters in Abuja for further interrogation, the senior officer said.

The officer said that the suspect was on the wanted list of the army.

He said that a sensitisation exercise tagged “show of force confidence building patrol’’ had been inaugurated.

“The exercise is aimed at disarming all acts of criminalities such as, kidnapping, pipeline vandalism, illegal oil bunkering and killing of innocent citizens in the area.

“Before the arrest, community leaders informed us that the suspect was looking strange, psychologically imbalance and uncomfortable in their midst that called for his doubt as one of them,’’ he said.

The officer urged the people to give the army necessary intelligent information that would assist to effectively stamp out crime in the society.

He urged residents to report people with questionable character or strange movement of persons in their domains.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the army pasted lists of names, containing 100 wanted Boko Haram suspects in some strategic places in Sapele metropolis. (NAN)


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  • Onajite

    Premumu! Premumu!! Premumu!!!………..Na wa for una o!
    When terrorists or criminals are arrested in other countries they show the frontal view of their face, and side views as well. But in 9ja Premumu shows only side view…not only that, they manipulate and elongate the photo so that you can’t identify the person. You mean there was no space in front of the suspect from which to take a photo shot? Premumu! 200million Mumu!

    • Olamide

      Why are you pained like this. Are you one of the boko boko…..please speak out now o so that you can also be arrested.

      • ed

        You seem more like Boko Haram to any objective observer.

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      It sounds like you are searching for your brother. Have heart, you will find him.

    • Iskacountryman

      he is a suspect…and in nigeria…if the army arrests you and claim you are a goat…please accept that you are a goat…

  • Razor

    What’s the need, they (Hausa/Fulani magistrates and judges in Abuja) will soon give him bail and set him free like his boko collegues. Chad and Níger republic have been convicting boko haram members and publicly executing them, while these clowns here are setting them free. Who’s fooling who??

  • NoSpinEd

    What was he doing in Sapele? Was his mission, Sabotage? Nothing will benefit the embattled Boko Haram more than a major terror distraction in the south that will be blamed on MOSOP.

    • Iskacountryman

      he came t sell cows…

  • Iskacountryman

    he is a herdsman…