Boko Haram czar arrested at Senator`s home
Senators are elected to make laws, but in Nigeria, many have resulted to using their exalted offices to break the laws, and sometime perpetrate crime. To which end, allegation that the current unrest in Nigeria is a creation of the political class was
further fueled, Friday, when Shuaibu Mohammed Bama, a high-profile Boko Haram commander, was arrested arrested in the home of a serving senator of the federal republic of Nigeria.
Though the name of the rouge senator was withheld in the JTF statement,the incumbent senators from Borno state are: Senator Ahmed Zanna(PDP), Senator Maina Maaji Lawan(ANPP) and Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume (PDP), who is currently facing charges of being an accomplice of the terrorist group.
JTF said Friday they had arrested an alleged high-profile member of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram at the home of a senator in the violence-torn Nigerian city of Maiduguri.
The statement from a military task force in Maiduguri did not name the senator and provided few other details. There have been allegations of links between elements of Boko Haram and local politicians in the past.
'A high-profile Boko Haram commander, one Shuaibu Mohammed Bama, who has been on the list of wanted terrorists … was arrested by task force troops in a serving senator's house …,' the statement said of the arrest on Thursday.
Huhuonline.com checks reveal that Shuaibu Mohammed Bama, was arrested in the home of Senator Ahmed Zanna, representing Borno central senatorial district. He is member of the ruling PDP.Both men are from Bama local government area of Borno state.