Boko Haram Another leader of terror group arrested in Ondo

Police said the suspect was arrested by the men of the Anti-Crime Unit of the command while loitering along the Isua-Ifira Akoko Road.

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Anti-Boko Haram soldiers on guard in Borno State - Photo for illustrative purpose play

Anti-Boko Haram soldiers on guard in Borno State - Photo for illustrative purpose

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Police have arrested another Boko Haram leader, Mohammed Basha, in the Isua Akoko area of the Akoko South-East Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The Public Relations Officer of the State command, Mr. Femi Joseph, disclosed this on Sunday, October 1.

He said the suspect was arrested by the men of the Anti-Crime Unit of the command while loitering along the Isua-Ifira Akoko Road.

Josephn said, "When the suspect was interrogated, he confessed that he was a member of Boko Haram. He said his father is from Niger Republic, while his mother is from Maiduguri in Borno State.

"He said when Maiduguri was hot for him, he ran to Nasarawa State last month and he left Nasarawa yesterday (Saturday) and came down to the South-West to hide here.

"He also confessed that one Daffo is his team leader, while Shekau is still the overall leader of the group."

The police spokesman said some items suspected to be charms were recovered from the suspect, adding that the 'terrorist' is still in the protective custody of the command.

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The development is coming six days after one of the leaders of the notorious sect, Idris Babawo, aka Dikko, was arrested in the same location by the state police command.