Boko Haram spies nabbed
One of the suspects is said to have carried out surveillance on the Madalla church before it was bombed on Christmas Day.
The suspects that the Headquarters of 33 Artillery Brigade, Nigerian Army Bauchi, arrested have been named as Victor Moses, Abubakar Shettima, Salisu Mohammed Bello and Umar Sadiq Madaki.
The men have allegedly been carrying out surveillance mission for the Boko Haram terrorists.
The Army reported the suspects’ luck ran out when Moses went to a mosque in Bauchi and pretended that he wanted to be converted to Islam.
People suspecting he was not genuine, promptly reported the matter.
On interrogation, Moses is said to have confirmed he was working for an Islamic cleric in Gombe (now at large) and that their point of contact was one Abubakar Shetima based in Jos.
He is said to have confessed to casing targets for suicide bomb attacks including that of the Catholic Church Madalla, Suleja, Niger State on Christmas Day.
Colonel Sani Usman Kukasheka, Director Army Public Relations, said the accused persons were currently undergoing further interrogation.
They have been paraded by the Commander 33 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier General Abraham Dusu at the Brigade’s Headquarters, Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi.
– CAJ News
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