- The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command, on Monday, July 24, paraded a suspected Boko Haram member
- The suspect, Seth Yakubu Adokwe, is said to have been taking refuge in the FCT, Abuja for a while
- He was arrested based on tip-off from those around him due to his behaviour
The FCT police command on Sunday, July 23, arrested the second in command of a unit in Islamist group, Boko Haram, at Gwako village in Abuja.
According to Vanguard, the suspect, 20-year-old Seth Yakubu hails from Obi local government area in Nasarawa state.
Legit.ng gathered that he was arrested at about 11.30am after police received a tip-off on his suspicious behaviour from people around him.
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According to the FCT commissioner of police, Musa Kimo, the suspect while confessing to his membership of Boko Haram said he escaped to the village from Sambisa forest after their hideout was dislodged by the Nigeria Air Force through a major air-strike about a week ago.
He further confessed that he left Maiduguri on Friday, July 21 and arrived Gwako village on Saturday, July 22 at about 10pm to conceal his identity and seek refuge.
The suspect said he was lured to join the Boko Haram terrorists group by a young man who approached him with a promise of an automatic employment into the Nigerian Army only to end up with the sect group.
He said he was given a form to fill and after completing the form, he was taken to an unknown depot where he and some others received training.
He stated that apart from being the second in command in his unit, he actively participated in several deadly attacks launched by the insurgents against innocent citizens.
Daily Sun reports that the suspect was not allowed to be photographed by photo-journalists by the police.
Meanwhile, the FCT police commissioner has enjoined residents of the FCT and environs to be vigilant and always report any strange and suspicious person or persons, or activity to the police.
His words: “The command wishes to also advise community leaders to guard against habouring strangers, especially those whose mission to the community is not clear.
“Upon the identification of any strange face in a community, the nearest police formation can be alerted or the FCT police Command emergency helplines-lines and they are 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian army arrested some members of the Boko Haram terrorists group even as more of them willingly surrendered to troops of 27 Task Force Brigade, Borno state.
The army in a press statement through Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, director, Army Public Relations, said it also arrested a suspected logistics supplier to the terror group.
Watch the Legit.ng TV video report of the newly reopened Nyanya bus station in Abuja after it was bombed by Boko Haram: