JTF arrests B’Haram suspect in Abacha’s house

The Joint Task Force in Kano has arrested a suspected member of the Boko Haram sect at the residence of the son of late former Head of State, Sanni Abacha, Mohammed.

Saturday PUNCH gathered that the suspect, who is a domestic aide of Abacha, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon by a combined team of JTF men, who stormed Mohammed’s Government Reserved Area residence in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.

A source said that a suspected member of the sect earlier arrested in Borno State led the team of security operatives to the residence.

It was gathered that the security operatives got to Mohammed’s residence while the residents were observing prayers, and waited for them to finish their prayers before making the arrest.

According to the source, the security operatives asked residents to lie down and then brought out the suspected Boko Haram member, who was in their custody, to identify the domestic aide out of the residents.

The suspected sect member, who led JTF to Mohammed’s residence was said to be in handcuffs, but while the identification process was ongoing, the domestic aide reportedly tried to escape by attempting to jump over the fence. His move was, however, not successful as he was apprehended by the security operatives.

At the time of writing this report, the name of the suspect had yet to be disclosed; even though, the JTF confirmed the incident to Saturday PUNCH.


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