Boko Haram suspect arrested at Aso Rock Presidential Villa

Posted by News Express | 1 July 2016 | 4,712 times

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A bodyguard, Corporal Hassan Aminu, was arrested by security agents at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday evening, over suspected links with Boko Haram, a Daily Sun report said.

The paper quoted military sources as saying that the suspect “is actually a serving soldier.” He reportedly ran into troubled waters after security agents on “internal security operation” in Kogi State arrested his twin brother.

“Other sources added the soldier’s twin brother made a confessional statement on the involvement of his brother with the Boko Haram sect during interrogation which led to the arrest of the serving soldier. His confessional statement was said to have led to a total overhaul of the Presidential Villa and verification of security and civilian personnel deployed there by the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA), which ended last week,” the report said.

It disclosed that the high profile suspect is being detained in one of the detention facilities where intelligence personnel are still carrying out further investigation.

“Corporal Aminu is said to be highly connected to Khalid Albarnawi, leader of the Ansaru Islamic sect and second in command to Abubakar Shekau in the hierarchy of the Boko Haram terrorists group,” the report said.

•Photo shows Aso Rock Villa.

Source: News Express

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