Operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command have arrested at least 10 suspected Boko Haram members in Dogarawa area of Sabon Gari, Zaria.
Muhammad D. Shehu, police area commander in charge of Zaria, revealed that the suspects, who reportedly fled Sambisa Forest in Borno State, were apprehended following intelligence report.
“Some good Samaritans volunteered information to us on the activities of the suspects. We immediately mobilised with about 100 mobile police and we successfully surrounded the house the suspects were living in. We were able to apprehend them and they are in our custody at our headquarters.”
According to him, preliminary interrogation showed that the suspects were formally at Darul Islam in Niger state, but moved to Sambisa forest to join Boko Haram when the settlement was sacked by the then state government.
“Only God knows their mission here in Zaria, but my chat with them revealed that the guys were notorious. There was no sign of remorse with them. They were insisting that what they were doing was the right thing to do. This is why we are urging Nigerians to be wary of the people they live within their communities and report any suspicious movement to security agencies,” Shehu said.