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Army Nabs Boko Haram Spy, Three Others

Posted: Feb 29, 2016 at 3:37 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu, Bauchi
The Nigerian Army has arrested the suspect who allegedly carried out surveillance for the Boko Haram terror group in the Christmas Day bombing of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State, which killed over 44 persons and wounded 75 others, at Alkaleri town in Bauchi State.
The suspect, Victor Moses, was arrested hovering near a mosque in Alkaleri town, claiming that he wanted to convert to Islam.
Moses, who claimed to be an indigene of Benue State, was arrested alongside three other suspects, Abubakar Shetima Bama, Salisu Mohammed Bello and Umar Madaki.
The suspects were paraded before Lt General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, Chief Army Staff, who was in Bauchi on an official engagement, on Monday, February 29, 2016.
At the Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi, where the event held, Brig. General  Abraham Luka Dusu, Brigade Commandant of 33 Artillery Brigade, Bauchi, said the suspects were arrested following information from the public.
“Our troops on duty in Alkaleri arrested Victor Moses after receiving report from the people in the area that the suspect has been loitering around the mosque claiming that he is a Christian and want to convert to Islam but because he is not  from the area, they suspected him and reported to our men.
“Victor Moses confessed that he was conducting surveillance for Boko Haram, sometimes he stayed in the shop if Abubakar Shetima Bama, who is based in Jos while the other two accomplice, Salisu Mohammed Bello and Umar Madaki, are based in Gombe.
“With the information given to our men by Victor Moses, the other three suspects were arrested,” he said.
Dosu said the suspects would be handed over to the Joint Intelligence Centre in Maiduguri, Borno State, for further interrogation.