Another Top Boko Haram Commander In Police Custody
Following the massive onslaught by Security Forces on the activities of
the insurgent group, Boko Haram, at the Balmo Forest Bauchi State, Police
detectives attached to Bauchi State Police Command on Saturday, 12/7/2014
about 2pm have arrested one Mohammed Zakari, a male of 30 years old and
senior member of the Boko Haram terrorists' organization along
Darazo-Basrika Road while fleeing from the intensive counter insurgency
operations going on around the Balmo Forest.
The suspect, according to a statement signed by Force Spokesman, Frank
Mba, hails from Kaigamari Village, Daptchari in Darazo Local Government
Area, Bauchi State is the self-styled “chief butcher” of the insurgent
group at the Balmo Forest Camp and is linked with the recent slaughter of
seven (7) people, including women and children. Findings as well as
disclosures from the suspect will assist the Law enforcement agencies in
tracking down some other members of the terror cell.
The suspect whom investigation reveals was tutored in the art of
insurgency at Gombe Forest under the leadership of a fleeing insurgent,
one Abba Taura and moved to Balmo Forest only three months ago, is
discovered to have actively participated in the April attack against
Customs officers at Kari Town, along Maiduguri Road, Bauchi State.
Meanwhile, the Police High Command has called on the citizens in the
affected areas to be on guard for any suspicious or strange character
fleeing from Balmo Forest.
It also calls for the understanding and support of the public for the
efforts of the Police and other Security Forces in tackling insurgency,
terrorism and other related crimes headlong, noting that although the war
on terrorism is unrelenting, it is certainly not insurmountable and must
be won with the cooperation of all.