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.