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24 Jul 2017

BREAKING News: Notorious Boko Haram Commander Escaping From Sambisa Forest Captured in FCT

Men of the Nigerian Police have arrested a notorious Boko Haram commander who escaped from Sambisa forest.
Boko Haram suspect. (File photo)

A fleeing Boko Haram deputy commander, Seth Yakubu has been arrested at Gwako Village in Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory.

Yakubu who is 20-year-old insurgent hailed from Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, was nabbed at about 11.30am on Sunday after a tip-off, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo, told journalists on Monday in Abuja.

This comes after five suspected members of the insurgent group in Kano were captured on Sunday. According to the Police Commissioner, the suspect that he escaped to the village from Sambisa Forest after their hideout was bombed by the Nigeria Air Force about a week ago.

He said, “Yakubu further stated that he left Maiduguri on Friday, July 21, 2017 and arrived Gwako village on Saturday 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.

“He said he was given a form to fill and, thinking the job was real, he completed the form, but was taken to an unknown depot where he and some others received training.”

Kimo said the suspect further confessed that apart from being the second in-command in his unit, he actively participated in several deadly attacks launched by the group against innocent citizens.

Yakubu in an interview admitted to being a Boko Haram member, adding that he fled from Sambisa Forest to Abuja after their hideout was knocked out by an air-strike.

Residents have been urged to report any strange face in their community to the nearest police formation or to the FCT police command emergency helplines-lines:08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883

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