Saturday, January 28, 2012

25 Boko Haram members nabbed in Enugu

Some Members of the Boko Haram Sect
NO fewer than 25 persons suspected to be members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram from Zamfara State were arrested by the police Thursday night while on their way to Enugu State.

The heavily armed suspects were intercepted around Okpuje while heading to Nsukka in a Zamfara State Government-owned Nissan bus with registration number XA 581 MRD.

When their bus was searched by the police on the spot, several locally made single and double barrel guns, machetes, daggers, axes, some powdered substances among other items concealed in fertilizer bags were reportedly discovered. Both the suspects and their weapons were taken to Nsukka Police Division where they were detained.

The news of the arrest spread throughout the academic town of Nsukka yesterday causing panic among the residents some of whom trooped to the police station to catch a glimpse of the arrested persons and their weapons.