Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Plot To Suppress Arrest Of Suspected Boko Haram Sponsor In Kaduna Uncovered
SaharaReporters has exclusively learnt of moves by the Police and Nigerian government functionaries to suppress and conceal the arrest of a suspected Boko Haram sponsor and arms dealer in Kaduna State. He was arrested this morning around 1: 00 am.
Some prominent Nigerians are believed to be working to suppress information about the arrest and are also hampering investigations by security agencies. Our sources said some police commanders of the Kaduna State Police Command have been named as close associates of the suspected gunrunner.
The suspected backer of Boko Haram who was caught red-handed arming youths in Kaduna State in ethno-religious crises rocking Northern Nigeria was captured in Nasarawa Township in Chikun local government of Kaduna State.
There were reported gunshots by his supporters when an army officer on a tip off from the 1st Division of Nigerian Army Kaduna stormed his family to initiate a search, following which rocket launchers, IEDs materials, soldiers uniforms, army belts, cartridges, pump actions guns and some AK47 assault rifles were found and taken away by the Nigerian military team that carried out the action.
The arrested gunrunner is Comrade Nuhu Mohammed who is former chairman of petroleum drivers association in Kaduna. He is currently being held in an undisclosed military base in Kaduna.
It was also gathered youths in the area this morning when the combined team of soldiers, SSS and police went to the area around 9am for additional search resisted their arrival in to the community.
The youths started stoning the security and some wanted to shoot but were restrained by a senior military officer in charge of operations.