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Boko Haram commander confesses to killing 150 people in Baga

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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By Najib Sani

The Bauchi State Police Command has announced the arrest​ of​​​ a top Boko Haram fighter, Muhammad Adamu Nafiu, who killed at least 150 people.

The state commissioner of police, Garba Umar, said in a statement on Wednesday, that the ​25-year-old suspect is a notorious ​terrorist, who relocated to Tama village in Toro Local Government Area in order to evade arrest after the​ sect was​ dislodged by troops at Sambisa Fo​rest.

​”​Preliminary investigation revealed that suspect was amon​g ​those declared by the Nigerian Army on Serial Number 176 on its wanted list​,” said the police commissioner.​

​”H​e has voluntarily confessed to have killed over 150 people in Baga LGA of Borno State​ alone​.

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​“Case under investigation after which suspect would be handed over to the appropriate authority for discreet investigation​.”

The police chief also announced the arrest ​of a suspected hooligan, Osama Abubakar, aged 20 years, of Malam Goje Street of Bauchi.

​The ​suspect ​had allegedly ​use​d​ a sharp knife and cut off the left hand of one Abdul-aziz Mohd of Gombe Road Bauchi, who is also alleged to be a Sara-Suka member.

Exhibits recovered include two sharp knives used in perpetrating the act.

​”​Preliminary investigation revealed that suspect is a notorious Sara-Suka thug who was convicted for similar offence in 2016.

​”​Suspect voluntarily confessed and is assisting the police with useful information that will assist in apprehending his accomplices​”, the statement added​.

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