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Boko Haram financier arrested in Maiduguri

BY NDAHI MARAMA
A suspected financier of the outlawed Islamic Sect (Boko Haram), Alhaji Bunu Wakil has been arrested in Maiduguri along side 91 other suspects during a routine check.

The Borno state commissioner of Police Alhaji Mohammed Jinjiri Abubakar disclosed this at a press conference held in his office at the police headquarters Maiduguri, the state capital.

He said six giant fuel pumps suspected to be one of the weapons used in manufacturing bombs, 6 bottles of chemicals, 3 Daggers, towels and preaching cassette of the late Boko Haram leader Mohammed Yusuf were found in his house.

Alhaji Abubakar said the financier confessed before him that he was a member of the sect and that six of his daughters were married to Boko Haram Members, adding that the suspect is currently helping the police in investigations.

The CP also confirmed that some of the killings are political rather than Boko Haram and warned all political parties and politicians to desist from sponsoring thugs, stressing that any body found wanting will face the full wrath of the law.

The police boss further stated that his command has also arrested seven persons in connection with killings of three innocent persons in a video club at Kabar Maila ward of the metropolis.

He said it was political thugs that trailed one of them, when he was looking for a cover, he rushed into the club, when the thugs came, they opened sporadic fire on the people inside the club killing three persons.

He lamented the way and manner in which people are not willing to assist the police with vital information, pointing out that 90 per cent of the Maiduguri residents are not willing to volunteer information and appeal to general public to assist the police with information as security is a collective responsibility.

He also called on the Shehu of Borno to convene a meeting with religious leaders and traditional rulers with a view to come out with resolutions that would assist security agencies in crime control and prevention in the state.


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