Police Arrest 10 Boko Haram Suspects In Zaria

No fewer than 10 suspected Boko Haram members who reportedly fled Sambisa Forest in Borno State have been arrested by the Nigerian Police Force in Dogarawa area of Sabon Gari, Zaria.

Some good Samaritans volunteered information to us on the activities of the suspects. We immediately mobilised with about 100 mobile police and we successfully surrounded the house the suspects were living in. We were able to apprehend them and they are in our custody at our headquarters,” Muhammad D. Shehu,   police area commander in charge of Zaria, said.
He explained that preliminary interrogation had shown that the suspects were formally at Darul Islam in Niger state, but moved to Sambisa forest to join Boko Haram when the settlement was sacked by the then state government.
Shehu said the ongoing onslaught by Armed Forces in the Northeast had forced the suspects to relocate to Zaria.
“Only God knows their mission here in Zaria, but my chat with them revealed that the guys were notorious. There was no sign of remorse with them. They were insisting that what they were doing was the right thing to do. This is why we are urging Nigerians to be wary of the people they live within their communities and report any suspicious movement to security agencies,” Shehu said.
Many residents of Dogarawa interviewed by our correspondent were not aware of the arrest, but they confirmed that people from different parts  of the country had settled there.
Dogarawa is a suburb on the outskirt of the ancient city along the Zaria-Kano express road. The settlement is housing the Sabon Gari local government secretariat where a suicide bomber recently detonated a bomb, killing many school teachers and other civil servants   undergoing a screening exercise.

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