Boko Haram deputy commander, Seth Yakubu, has been arrested by police at Gwako Village in Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory.
The insurgent who 20 years old hailed from Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, was nabbed at about 11.30am on Sunday after a tip-off, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo, told journalists on Monday in Abuja.
Yakubu’s arrest is sequel to the capture of five suspected members of the insurgent group in Kano on Sunday.
The CP said the suspect confessed to investigators that he escaped to the village from Sambisa Forest after their hideout was bombed by the Nigeria Air Force about a week ago.
He said, “Yakubu further stated that he left Maiduguri on Friday, July 21, 2017 and arrived Gwako village on Saturday at about 10pm, to conceal his identity and seek refuge.
“The suspect said he was lured to join the Boko Haram terrorists group by a young man who approached him with a promise of an automatic employment into the Nigerian Army, only to end up with the sect.
“He said he was given a form to fill and, thinking the job was real, he completed the form, but was taken to an unknown depot where he and some others received training.”
Kimo said the suspect further confessed that apart from being the second in-command in his unit, he actively participated in several deadly attacks launched by the group against innocent citizens.
He said investigation was still ongoing to track down Yakubu’s accomplices.
Yakubu in an interview admitted to being a Boko Haram member, adding that he fled from Sambisa Forest to Abuja after their hideout was knocked out by an air-strike.
Meanwhile, the CP has admonished residents of the FCT and environs to be vigilant and always report any strange and suspicious persons or activity to the police.
“The command wishes to also advise community leaders to guard against habouring strangers, especially those whose mission to the community is not clear,” he added.
Kimo called on residents to report any strange face in their community to the nearest police formation or to the FCT police command emergency helplines-lines:08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.
Coronavirus: Lagos govt approves N5,000 cash transfer to residents
“I can’t breathe” Horrific video shows moment African American man is killed after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck to restrain him
George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin after knee on his neck ’caused asphyxia that led to lack of blood flow to brain’, Independent autopsy reveals
New video shows three Minneapolis officers kneeling on George Floyd before he died
Lady Gaga brands Trump a ‘racist’ and a ‘fool’ as she calls for change following George Floyd’s murder
I don’t have a girlfriend – Anthony Joshua opens up on his challenges in finding true love
Sanusi speaks on moves against Adesina, says AfDB rules must be respected
ICPC probes diversion of COVID-19 funds, relief material
15 former African Presidents and Prime Minister back Adesina over calls for independent investigation against him
President Buhari loses nephew, Ibrahim Dauda
ParaQuick Microfinance Institution Job Recruitment (3 Positions)
Customer Service/ Operations Personnel at ParaQuick Microfinance Institution
Marketing / Sales Officer at ParaQuick Microfinance Institution
Marketing / Sales Supervisor at ParaQuick Microfinance Institution
Facebook Nigeria Job Recruitment (4 Positions)
Facebook Nigeria Recruitment for Policy Programs Manager, Africa
House of Reps reject castration as punishment for rapists
Facebook Nigeria Recruitment for Public Policy Manager, Anglophone West Africa
Facebook Nigeria Recruitment for Public Policy Manager, Francophone Africa
Facebook Nigeria Recruitment for Head of Connectivity and Access Public Policy
Metro4 years ago
Cheating wife stuck to man in an hotel
News3 months ago
Sanusi reveals why he can return as Emir of Kano [Watch video]
latest news3 years ago
N-Power releases names of pre-selected 2017 N-TEACH [FULL LIST]
Entertainment4 years ago
Funke Akindele replies to Buhari’s comment
News2 months ago
Outrage as professor of medicine is accused of “colluding” with late Coronavirus patient to hide his travel history from doctors, nurses and burial attendants in Kwara
Metro4 years ago
World’s oldest man,aged 145, discovered in Indonesia
music3 years ago
UNCLE G epic musical video shoot
latest news11 months ago
IMF’s Christine Lagarde resigns as Managing Director