Security Agents Intercept Suspected Boko Haram Members With Bus Load Of Military Uniforms In Enugu

Boko Haram

Barely days after security agencies arrested 486 suspected Boko Haram members in Abia state and the discovery of a bomb in a church in Owerri, Imo state, the military assisted by the police have today intercepted and arrested a bus load of suspected members of the sect in Enugu state. The suspects numbering 21 were said to be traveling to Kano with several military uniforms conceived inside the luxury bus owned by Young Shall Grow Transport company conveying them. The arrest was made by the National Task Force (NATFORCE) at Amala in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu after the suspects left Aba, Abia state where they bought the military uniforms at about 2pm local time on Tuesday heading for Kaduna. They were however intercepted in the early hours of today at a boarder community in Enugu state which links the northern part of the country. An army sergeant on special duty at Xerox Construction Company in Ohaofia Abia state is being fingered as the one who procured the military uniforms and employed the services of the suspects for onward delivery to an army corporal in Kano for yet to be ascertained mission. The State Commissioner of Police, Adamu Abubakar who confirmed the arrest of the suspects assured that full scale investigations will be carried out to authenticate the true mission of the 21 suspects. “I wouldn’t tell you we arrested people with arms or whatever but all that I know is that we have arrested some people and we did not say they are Boko Haram because people can speculate. For us we don’t speculate until we investigate and after the investigation, we come up with the facts. "We have arrested some people from Obolloafor and the matter has just been transferred to us from Obolloafor, but we have not yet gone into the facts of the case, the moment we get details, we will call you back or do a press release. People should know what is happening”, he stated. The suspects whose age range between 20 and 35 years were driven into the premises of the state police headquarters by heavily armed military and police escorts at about 11.30am local time today, after which they were led into the office of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for interrogation.


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