2 ‘high profile’ Boko Haram commanders arrested in Borno

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Police in Borno state have revealed that they arrested two “high profile’’ Boko haram commanders believed to have participated in attacks on security locations in Nigeria and Cameroon.

The state commissioner of police, Mohammed Aliyu, made this known on Friday in Maiduguri while briefing newsmen.

Aliyu said that while one of the suspects, Ali Ibrahim, was arrested on January 6 in Maiduguri, the other suspect, Umar Abacha who had escaped to Lagos was arrested when he returned to Maiduguri on may 13.

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The police chief said that during preliminary investigation conducted by men of the command, the suspects confessed to have been part of many attacks on security locations in which military weapons were carted away.

The first suspect, Ibrahim, claimed to have escaped from one of their camps in Cameroun Republic after denouncing membership.

Umar on the other hand confessed to be a member of Boko Haram and claimed that he returned to Maiduguri thinking that nobody will recognise him.

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