21 Suspected Boko Haram Militants Arrested In Enugu

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Activities of the dreaded Islamist militant group Boko Haram appears to have shifted down to the South- East as twenty-one suspected operatives of the terrorist group arrested in Enugu on Wednesday.

Recently  of 486 suspects were apprehended in Abia state  improvised explosive devices detonated in Imo.

Enugu state took its turn  yesterday when 21 suspects believed to be members of Boko Haram travelling to Kaduna with several military uniforms hidden inside a luxurious bus were intercepted by the National Task Force (NATFORCE) at Amala in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu.

Security sources said the suspects left Aba, Abia state around 2pm for Kaduna and were intercepted at wee hours of Wednesday morning at a boarder community in Enugu state leading to the northern parts of the country.

It was also gathered that an army sergeant on special duty at Xerox Construction Company in Ohafia Abia state procured the military uniforms and employed the services of the suspects for onward delivery of the consignments to an army corporal in Kaduna for an undisclosed mission.

The army sergeant whose identity was not ascertained as at the time of going to press was said to have been on the illegal business for quite a while before luck ran out on them.

Our correspondent gathered that the luxury bus which they were travelling with which belong to the Young Shall Grow Company was not fully loaded at Aba but stopped over in Enugu to pick other passengers who unknowingly mixed up with the dreaded Islamic sects to Kaduna.

The arrest of the 21 suspects at Obollo-Afor has reportedly sent shivers to residents of the area and the entire South-East that were still grappling with the insecurity in the nation.

The Area commander of the Nigeria Police Area Command, Nsukka, Ros-Amson Musa Haladu (ACP) while reacting to the arrest of the alleged  Boko Haram suspects said that full scale investigations will be carried out to authenticate the true mission of the 21 suspects.

Meanwhile the suspects were still being held at Udenu Police Division with the luxury bus, waiting to be conveyed to Enugu State Police Headquarters for further interrogation.

Contacted on the matter the  Enugu State police spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu (DSP) said that the command were yet to get details of the matter but promised to furnish us with the information as soon as the picture is clearer.