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Police arrest fleeing Boko haram member in Ogun



The Ogun state Police Command have arrested 22 years old Umaru Muktar, a fleeing member of the Boko haram terrorist sect.

Muktar who hails from Gonge in Maiduguri, Borno state, was arrested at Kara – Mowe area of Ogun state near Lagos last February 25 following a tip – off.

Parading the suspect on Monday after at the Headquarters of the Federal Special Anti – Robbery Squad(FSARS) at Magbon – Abeokuta, Ogun state, the Commissioner of Police, AbdulMajid Ali, said the suspect had confessed to be being a member of Boko haram sect.

Ali added that Police investigation had also revealed that Muktar fled Maiduguri two and half years ago into Ogun and was initiated into the muderous Boko haram organisation by one Mustapha.

According to him,  exchange of intelligence between the Command and its counterparts in Borno state coupled with support of members of the Hausa community in Kara, Ogun state, helped in the identification and arrest of Muktar.

Muktar who spoke through an interpreter said he knew few Boko haram members in Borno state before fleeing the state when the security agencies stepped – up man – hunt for the sect.

He, however, declined to disclose if he had participated in any of the sect’s savage attacks on churches, mosques, markets or motor  – parks when reporters enquired from him.


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