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Nyanya/Mararaba bombing mastermind arrested
An elite team of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), code-named, the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have apprehended Umar Abdulmalik, a wanted Boko Haram Commander.
Abdulmalik is alleged to be one of the most deadly Boko Haram leaders and explosive experts in Abuja.
The suspected terrorist is believed to be involved in several bank robberies and killings in several parts of the country which also include planning the Kuje and Abuja’s Nyanya bombings of 2015.
He was also fingered in the Galadimawa roundabout 7 police officers killings, Lugbe police officers killer, Gwagwalada area police killings – all in Abuja.
He is said to be the overall Commander of Edo and Ondo States’ multiple bank robberies and several killings in Okene Axis of Kogi.
According to a NAN report, sources disclosed that Abdulmalik was the commander of the attack and rescue operations of the prison in Niger State early this year where he lost one of his eyes during the operation which led to the escape of over 100 prisoners.
“The suspect was arrested by the IRT Special team today after he escaped with bullet wounds from Abuja three weeks ago when IRT teams arrested four of his gang members and recovered 4 AK47 rifles and hundreds of ammunition.
“He is responsible for hundreds of death of innocent citizens and Police Officers across the nation, and he has been apprehended,” the source said.
The ICIR reporter contacted the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police spokesperson, ASP Jesse Anguri to verify the circumstances that led to his arrest.
” I am not privy to the details of his arrest and cannot give any confirmations to you,” he said.