A 17 year old Boko Haram suspect who simply identified himself as Ali Mustapha confessed that he killed 13 people since his abduction and recruitment into Boko Haram terrorist group.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen when paraded by the commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC), Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi at the NSCDC headquarters Maiduguri,he said he was abducted by the group in Marte and later recruited into the sect.
Ali Mustapha said he was trained on how to operate AK 47 rifle and has killed 13 people in different operations around Marte area, adding that most of the people he killed were arrested and brought to him for execution.
“The Maman Nur faction of the group sent us to Maiduguri on a surveillance mission; we were three in number, while the remaining two were in Monguno. I was arrested by NSCDC in Maiduguri”, the suspect said.
The NSCDC commander said they also arrested another Boko Haram suspect who is a citizen of Niger Republic who claimed to be a Nigerian and doing nail cutting business but investigations revealed that he is a citizen of Niger Republic and a sum of N273, 000 was found on him.
He also paraded 5 vandals with two vehicles loaded with high tension cables suspected to belong to PHCN, according to him , after loading the cables they usually cover it with charcoal and firewood, so as to deceive security men at checkpoints.
Another group of criminals paraded were those who specialize in buying nutrition supplement from IDPs and sell to Biscuit making factories in Kano and a computer specialist who steals computers and mobile phones, especially at the University of Maiduguri
He assured the general public that the security agencies in the state, particularly NSCDC is working hard to eliminate all forms of crime and criminality and called on the public to be security conscious and report any suspicious movement of persons and objects to the nearest security agency.
Source: The Nigerian Voice (local news)