Meet The 8 Boko Haram Insurgents Behind Chibok Girls Kidnap And 14 Others Arrested
The operatives of the Borno State Police Command have arrested 22 suspected Boko Haram members including eight of them who participated in the abduction of Chibok school girls in 2014.
The insurgents were arrested by the special intelligence squad of the inspector general of police IG Ibrahim Idris.
The eight arrested with other insurgents by the team led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari were paraded before newsmen Wednesday afternoon in Maiduguri.
Borno State, Commissioner of Police Demien Chukwu told newsmen that the arrest of the seven including a mastermind of bombs in the state totalling twenty-two form the largest catch of important insurgents since 2019.
Chukwu also disclosed that 8 of the suspects were Boko Haram members and top commanders responsible for the Kidnapping of Chibok School Girls, and over 50 suicide bomb attacks in Maiduguri and parts of Adamawa.
He said that the arrests were made in the past two weeks in Borno and Yobe. He listed those who participated in the abduction of the school girls as a 23-year old Mayinta Modu, aka Abor, Adam Mohammed, 20; Gujja Jidda, 21 and Mamman Wardi, 25.
Others suspects were: Modu Jidda, 29; Ajiri Bulama Dungus, 22; Mohammed Abba, 20; and Fannami Mustapha, 22.
Chukwu said that the suspects had confessed to have participated in the Chibok School Girls abduction and coordinated various suicide bomb attacks.