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Police Arrest Fleeing Boko Haram Leader In Abuja

The suspect,20-year-old Seth Yakubu, who hails from Obi in Nasarawa state, was arrested at about 11.30 am after police received a tip-off on his suspicious behaviour in the village.

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The police in Abuja have arrested a man suspected to be the second-in-command of the Boko Haram sect in Gwako village on Sunday.

The suspect,20-year-old Seth Yakubu, who hails from Obi in Nasarawa state, was arrested at about 11.30 am after police received a tip-off on his suspicious behaviour in the village.

According to the FCT Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo, the suspect confessed his membership of Boko Haram and said he escaped to the village from Sambisa forest after their hideout was dislodged by the Nigeria Airforce through a major air-strike about a week ago.

Yakubu further stated that he left Maiduguri on Friday 21st July 2017 and arrived Gwako village on Saturday 22nd July 2017 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 automatic employment into the Nigerian Army only to end up with the sect group.

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

Yakubu 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.


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