Nigeria Army has confirmed the arrest of alleged Boko Haram suspect over Christmas day bomb blast that killed over 40 persons and wounded 75 others at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church at Madalla, Niger State.
Parading the suspect yesterday before the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai who was in Bauchi on an official engagement at the Army Barracks, the Brigade Commandant of 33 Artillery Brigade, Bauchi, Brigadier General Abraham Luka Dusu said the suspect, Victor Moses was arrested at Alkaleri town of Bauchi state by the Nigeria Army.
He explained that the sect’s surveillance was arrested roving around a mosque in Alkaleri town claiming that he want to convert to Islam.
He said Victor Moses who hailed from Benue state was arrested along other three suspects, Abubakar Shetima Bama, Salisu Mohammed Bello and Umar Madaki, saying the suspects were arrested following information from the public.
“Our troops on duty in Alkaleri arrested Victor Moses after receiving report from the people in the area that the suspect, Victor Moses has been loitering around the mosque claiming that he is a Christian and wanted to convert to Islam but because he is not from the area, they suspected him and reported to our men,” he said
He further said Victor Moses confessed that he is conducting surveillance for Boko Haram sometimes, he stays in the shop of Abubakar Shetima Bama who is based in Jos, while the other two accomplice, Salisu Mohammed Bello and Umar Madaki are based in Gombe.
Brig General Dosu said the suspects after investigation will be handed over to Joint Intelligent Centre in Maiduguri for further interrogation.