- Two commanders of Boko Haram have been apprehended by the police in Taraba state
- The two top officials of the Jihadist group have been handed to the Military in Yobe state
- More cooperation is required from the general public says the police
Taraba state poolice command has confirmed the arrest of two wanted Boko Haram commanders in the state.
One of the commanders, Ali Audu, was arrested in Tella, Gassol Local Government Area (LGA) while the other, Abdulmumini Abdullahi, was nabbed in Bali LGA.
NAN reports that the commissioner of police, Shaba Alkali, made the announcement on Wednesday in Jalingo at a press conference.
He said the two men had been handed over to the military in Yobe state. “We have arrested two confirmed Boko Haram commanders in Gassol and Bali Local Government Areas of the state.
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“The command has since handed over the two kingpins, Ali Audu, alias Dungu and Abdulmumini Abdullahi from Yadi Burni in Yobe to the military base in Yobe,” he said.
Mr Alkali said Audu was arrested on February 22 in Tella and transferred to Yobe the following day, while Abdullahi was arrested in Bali on March 5 and transferred to Yobe military base on Monday, March 7.
The police commissioner also confirmed the death of seven persons in the ongoing communal crisis in Ibi Local government Area of the state. He vowed to deal with the perpetrators and their sponsors “no matter how highly placed they might be”.
He said the command had already deployed enough men to contain the situation and restore normalcy to the area.
Mr Alkali appealed to the public to feel free to provide the command with timely information to enable it tackle crime in the state.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has made new moves to further destroying the potency of Boko Haram terrorists.
According to NAN, the president has approved the establishment of a naval command post in the Lake Chad region.
The director of Naval information, Chris Ezekobe, is quoted as saying: “There is a presidential directive to set up a command post in the Lake Chad Region and that is ongoing.”