A recently arrested member of the dreaded Boko Haram sect has confessed that the insurgent group was planning to carry out attacks in Ondo state before he was arrested in Akoko south-east local government area of the state.
The suspect, Mohammed Bashir, made this known on Tuesday, while he was being paraded at the state command’s headquarters in Igbatoro, Akure, by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Gbenga Adeyanju.
Speaking to pressmen in Hausa language, Bashir, who described himself as an “officer in Boko Haram,” said “killing means nothing to us”.
He added that some powerful people supplied them with arms and ammunition which they used for their various attacks.
His words: “I am an officer in Boko Haram, I was arrested by the police when I wanted to go and eat. Other members of the gang and I have been meeting in the bush on how to carry out attacks on Ondo State. I left the meeting to go and eat when the police arrested me.”
“Killing means nothing to us. I have once killed two people with gun. I killed one man and a boy; we just kill people at will.
“We kill people because we believe that those practising western education are evil doers and we must kill them.”
Meanwhile, the police commissioner of the state said the suspect would soon be handed over to the Nigerian Army for further action, adding that they were working to ensure the arrest of other Boko Haram members that may be in the state.
“If they (Boko Haram) remain in this state, we will get them; it is our work, we know how to get them,” he said.