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NSCDC arrests Boko Haram suspect in Edo State

NSCDC arrests Boko Haram suspect in Edo State

The Edo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) confirms the arrest of of a self-confessed Boko Haram suspect.

According to the Commandant of the NSCDC, Makinde Ayinla, the suspect identified as Sani was arrested in the early hours of Saturday.  “Our men deployed to guard the premises of the Nigeria Television Authority,  arrested the suspect after he was spotted twice loitering between 2am and 4am. Nobody knew how he gained entry into the premises,” he said.

He said that during interrogation, Sani claimed to be a member of the Boko Haram group.  Ayinla
also said that Sani confessed to being in a group that speacilises in robbery, kidnapping, murder and selling of human parts.

The commandant said that Sani confessed that his group operated with sophisticated weapons.  Ayinla said that when asked if Sani can lead men of the corps to his group’s hideout, he said the suspect said: “ only God can lead any person there.”  The commandant said the suspect had been handed over to the State Command of the Directorate of State Services.

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