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31 suspected Boko Haram members nabbed in Yola

By Umar YUSUF
Adamawa State Police Command has given more insights into the arrest of  31 suspected members of the Muslim sectarian group, “Boko Haram”.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bukar Maina told newsmen in Yola Friday that the suspects including three  bomb trained specialists from Afghanistan were intercepted penultimate Wednesday at the Adamawa /Taraba borders.

The Commissioner who spoke through the Command’s Public Relations Officer, PPRO Altine Daniel (ASP) disclosed that the suspects were traveling in two 18 seater buses when they were arrested by security operatives.

According to the PPRO, the stop- and -search security men accosted the two buses and the occupants were discovered to be members of the Boko Haram.

She added that local made weapons such as bows and arrows, cugels, daggers, axes, charms and amulets were found in the vehicles.

The Police image maker added that the suspects, who are indegenes of Taraba State were heading to Maiduguri , Borno State when they were intercepted.

According to her, upon their interrogation, they could not give satisfactory answers on their mission to Borno State .
She maintained that the suspects were later brought to the state Police Command and the State Governor Murtala Nyako was accordingly informed of the development.

“Governor Murtala Nyako there and then directed the Police to send the suspects to Maiduguri , the Borno State Capital and hand them over to the appropriate authorities there”, the PPRO added.

Adamawa State police Command, according to the image maker believed that the suspects were those that ran into hiding at the peak of the Boko Haram uprising in parts of the Northern States last month.


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