BAUCHI State Police Command has announced the arrest of a notorious Boko Haram commander who was among those declared wanted by the security agencies in the country. This was disclosed by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Garba Baba Umar, while parading suspected criminals apprehended by his personnel in various operations yesterday. He explained that the suspect was nabbed on April 12 at Tama village in Toro Local Government Area of the state following intelligence report. He said the suspected terrorist known as Muhammad Adamu Nafiu, aged 25, was the 176th on the list of wanted Boko Haram members as declared by the Nigerian Army. The commissioner stated that Nafiu was an indigene of Balanga town in Gombe State and had fled from Sambisa Forest in order to avoid arrest, after they were dislodged by the military officers recently. “The suspect has voluntarily confessed to have killed over 150 people in Baga Local Government Area of Borno State and the case is under investigation after which he would be handed over to the appropriate authority for discreet investigation,” the CP said The police boss also stated that his command also arrested a notorious Sara Suka thug, one Osama Abubakar, aged 20, of Malam Goje Street of Bauchi, for allegedly using a sharp knife to cut off the left hand of 23 years old Abdulaziz Mohd of Gombe Road, Bauchi, who is also alleged to be a Sara-Suka member. “Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a notorious Sara-Suka thug who was convicted for similar offence in 2016. Suspect voluntarily confessed and is assisting the police with useful information that will assist in apprehending his accomplices,” he said. The command also arrested one Suleiman Umar, aged 19, who was also accused of using sharp knife to inflict deep cut in the right hand of one Salisu Harisu Hussaini, aged 25, of Gwabba Ward in Bauchi State. Exhibits recovered, according to the CP, include one blood stained knife in his possession. Similarly, police detectives attached to Yelwa Division arrested some suspected cultists at Yelwa area in the state capital, namely Ibrahim Ahmed, m, aged 18, of Birshi Village Yelwa; Usman Yunusa, m, aged 15, of the same address, and Emmanuel Ayuba, m, aged 22, of Yelwan Tsakani. “Exhibits recovered include one sharp knife and one white regalia with inscription, ‘Young Money,’ suspected to be used by cultists. He said the command has arrested over 200 suspected thugs and recovered offensive weapons and charged them to court for prosecutions with exhibits like two sharp knives used in perpetrating the act recovered from them.

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