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Boko Haram Suspect Nabbed In Abuja


A suspected Boko Haram member has been arrested by men of a private security company in Abuja.

The suspect whose name was given only as Usman was arrested at the Utako Market on Tuesday evening by the AMAC Marshall Guards, a security firm owned by the Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

Kingsley Madaki, the public relations officer of the AMAC Marshals, said in a statement that the suspect was arrested with “Qur’an and a chaplet on his neck while trying to lobby people in the market.”

He added that the suspect confessed to be a member of the Boko Haram sect and was later handed over to army officers from Gowon Barracks.

An army officer who pleaded anonymity confirmed the incident, adding that the suspect is undergoing interrogation to ascertain his true identity.

The AMAC Marshall PRO also quoted the Marshall General, Kasimu Chicha as saying that the guards will continue to assist other security agencies in the area council to tackle security situation in AMAC.

He called on residents to be careful and be on the watch saying AMAC will do everything to protect residents.

It commended the effort of the council chairman, Abdullahi Adamu Candido for creating the security outfit for the security of the council.

The Nigeria Army at the weekend invaded the last Boko Haram stronghold in Sambisa forest, leading to the fleeing of members of the group.

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, thereafter announced that the army will use the Sambisa Forest as its training ground.

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