20 Boko Haram Suspects Nabbed In Enugu

Twenty suspected members of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, were arrested in Enugu on Wednesday after a commercial bus conveying them was intercepted by security operatives at Obollo Afor in the Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

It was learnt that the bus, with registration number AKD816XG, was conveying the alleged insurgents from Aba in Abia State to the northern part of the country.

Also, Punch correspondent learnt that the security operatives recovered arms, as well as bags containing army uniforms and other items, from the suspects.

Meanwhile, the police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ebere Maraizu, who confirmed the detention of the suspects, said there was the possibility that the suspects were not members of Boko Haram.

The police spokesman said the suspects were traders, although he noted that military camouflage uniforms were recovered from some of them.

He explained that the suspects were being
interrogated to enable the police ascertain where they were heading to and how the military camouflage uniforms came into their possession.

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