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B'Haram member arrested in Ogun

By The Rainbow
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The police have arrested a 22-year-old man, Giraima Suri, suspected to be a member of Boko Haram in Isheri-Kara area of Ifo Local Government.

The suspect, according to the police, hails from Bulunkutu Kasuwa, Maiduguri, Borno State, was arrested by detectives acting on a tip-off.

Suri was arrested by the Ogun State command of the Nigeria police on Tuesday.

The police said that the suspect had already confessed his membership of the sect.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a Abeokuta said the suspect told policemen that he fled Maiduguri to the South-West to escape the onslaught on the murderous sect by security operatives.

The statement reads,  'The suspect also confessed that he participated in the killing of many innocent Nigerians before the declaration of the state of emergency in three states, including Borno by the Federal Government.

'The command commends the good people of Ogun State for their collaboration and sharing of information that enabled the police to be  proactive in preventing crimes and criminality in the state.'

Adejobi, , a deputy superintendent of police,  further said that the state Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, had reassured the public of adequate protection of lives and property as well the confidentiality of any  information given  to the police.