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BREAKING: Over 4 years after, Nigeria Police arrest 22 Boko Haram members that abducted Chibok girls

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Pic.2. A cross-section of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls recently freed from the Boko Haram terrorists who were handed to the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. Aisha Al-Hassan by the Department of State Security Service (DSS), in Abuja on Tuesday (30/5/17). The Ministry is to immediately commence a comprehensive process of the girls’ rehabilitation. 02910/30/5/2017/Anthony Alabi/BJO/NAN

 

The Intelligence Response Team of the Nigeria Police has arrested 22 members of the Boko Haram that have confessed to taking part in the abduction of the Chibok girls in April 2014 from their school in Borno State.
A statement announcing this was signed by the Borno Police Commissioner, CP Damian Chukwu some hours ago and disseminated by the PRNigeria.
He stated that “swift coordinated operations with personnel of the Command and other Police detachments at different locations in the State, from July 4, till date, arrested 22 BH Sub-Commanders and fighters after fierce gun battles. In the gun battles, some of the BH camps were destroyed. Several Improvised Explosives were detonated by the Police EOD. Caches of firearms/ammunition and properties of victims were recovered.
“Some of the BH Sub-Commanders and fighters during interrogation, confessed to have participated actively in the kidnap of Chibok School Girls in 2014, several suicide bombings across the country, ambush/killings of innocent Nigerians including security personnel in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe and other affected States.
The criminal roles played by each of these arrested culprits are as follows:
*Mayinta Modu a.k.a Abor (23yrs) – from Bama LGA:
He confessed to being one of the BH Commanders who coordinated and led the kidnap of Chibok School Girls in 2014 and several attacks on Bama and Gwoza towns in Borno State and Mubi town in Adamawa State.
*Adam Mohammed (20yrs) – from Bama LGA:
Confessed to have participated in Chibok School Girls’ kidnap and in coordinating suicide bombings.
*Gujja Jidda (21yrs) – from Bama LGA:
Confessed to have participated in the Chibok School Girls’ kidnap and in coordinating suicide bombings.
*Mamman Wardi (25yrs) – from Bama LGA:
Confessed to participating in the Chibok School Girls’ kidnap and in coordinating suicide bombings.
*Alhaji Modu Jidda (29yrs) – from Bama LGA:
Confessed to participating in the Chibok School Girls’ kidnap and in coordinating suicide bombings.
*Ajiri Bulama Dungus (22yrs) – from Bama LGA:
Confessed to have participated in the Chibok School Girls’ Kidnap and in suicide bombings.
*Mohammed Abba (20yrs) – from Bama LGA:
Confessed to have participated in the Chibok School Girls’ Kidnap.
*Fannami Mustapha (22yrs) – from Bama LGA:
Confessed to have participated in the Chibok School Girls’ kidnap and in coordinating suicide bombings.
*Adam Mustapha a.k.a Ba’Adam (20yrs) – Native of Kala-Balge LGA:
He is the Overall Coordinator and Kingpin of suicide bombings in Borno and Adamawa States who conveys female and male suicide bombers from Sambisa Forest to different locations in Borno and Adamawa States where they detonate their bombs. He also confessed to be the mastermind of the suicide bomb attacks along Baga Road, in Bulumkutu general area, Customs Roundabout area, Post Office area, 333 Artillery Battalion gate and environs, Muna Garage general area of Maiduguri township, Konduga LGA and environs, Kauri town near Bama etc.
*Mustapha Kanumbu a.k.a A’aramma (20yrs) – Native of Mobbar LGA:
He is one of the BHT Commanders who supplies logistics to the group members in Sambisa.He also confessed to have participated in several attacks and killings of hundreds of people in Maiduguri.
*Ibrahim Mala (48yrs) – Native of Gwoza LGA:
He is one of the BHT Commanders.Heresides in Dalori Karekere village, neighbourhoodsof Maiduguri Metropolitan Council. He also supplies food and other logistics to BH members in Sambisa Forest.
*Abdullahi Mohammed Gawi (23yrs) – from Bama LGA:
A confessed member of the BH group.
*Maina Adam (35yrs) – from Bama LGA:
A confessed member of the BH group.
*Wano Musa (27yrs) – Native of Bama LGA:
A confessed member and coordinates suicide bombings in Maiduguri township and environs.
(15) Ishaka Musa (26yrs) – from Bama LGA:
A confessed member and coordinates suicide bombings.
(16) Abubakar Mohammed (28yrs) – Native of Nganzai LGA:
A confessed member and coordinates suicide bombings.
*Usman Umar (28yrs) – Native of Bama LGA:
A confessed member and coordinates suicide bombings.
*Maina Abba (27yrs) – Native of Nganzai LGA:
A confessed Member of the BH group.
*Maina Gambo (24yrs) – Native of Nganzai LGA:
A confessed member of the BH group.
* Abubakar Kori (25yrs) – Native of Nganzai LGA:
A confessed member and coordinates suicide bombings in Molai general area, outskirt of Maiduguri township.
* Bubak Abatcha (39yrs) – Native of Kanuri Marte LGA:
A confessed member and major logistics supplier to BH Commanders living in the bush.
* Muhammed Bashir a.k.a Kalingango (35yrs) – Native of Ngala LGA:
He is unfortunately a Civilian JTF operative. He aids and assists BHTs in the supply of logistics.
These BH Sub-Commanders and fighters arrested confessed to several suicide bomb attacks within Borno and Adamawa States. They also confessed to the kidnapping of Chibok School Girls among other violent crimes including abduction and ambush of security personnel. The Intelligence Response Team also arrested some Logistics Suppliers. They will all be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.
Gentlemen, I wish to unequivocally state at this juncture that since the inception of the fight against insurgency and acts of terrorism in Northeast Nigeria, especially in Borno State, the Command has not recorded this magnitude of arrests of confessed BH Commanders and foot soldiers in one single operation. Noteworthy here is that the giant stride and proactive initiative of the present leadership of the Force as highlighted at paragraph 3.0 of this brief has brought our successes this far. We should indeed applaud this timely initiative of the Inspector-General of Police. This demonstration of foresight especially at this crucial time when the military and other security forces and by extension, the Federal Government, are visibly doing their best to bring to a final stop, acts of terror across the country.

The Force High Command hereby appreciates the cooperation and support of the people of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States in the ongoing fight and the successes being showcased today. The renewed commitment of the Nigeria Police Force at preventing and detecting crimes, especially insurgency and other violent crimes such as kidnapping, cattle rustling, armed robbery, suicide bomb attacks across the country remains unwavering.

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