Five suspected Boko Haram members nabbed in Ibadan

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The Oyo State Police Command yesterday arrested five suspected members of Boko Haram in Ibadan.

The suspects were arrested around 12.30 am at Jagan Community in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state.

According to the police, they were said to have arrived from Jos on Friday night.

The suspects, who are being detained at the Kajorepo Police Station along Ojo-Iwo road, are assisting the police in their investigation on their mission to the state.

It was learnt that an occupant of a partially- collapsed building in the community, identified as Kazeem, had on Friday night,  arrived around 11.30 pm and discovered that four hefty men were sleeping in his house.

He was said to have immediately alerted leaders of the community, who called the attention of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Kajorepo Police Station to the development.

The DPO, immediately dispatched some policemen to the scene, and took the suspects to the station.

On interrogation, the suspects reportedly told policemen that they were invited by one of their town’s men who was identified as Baba Jennifer, who allegedly lives in the community.

When contacted on phone by the community leaders, Baba Jennifer, security personnel at the 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Adekunle Cantonment, Ojo, confirmed that the people came from Jos in search of farm job.

At the station, the said security personnel was arrested and detained at the station while Kazeem was asked to write statement.


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