NLNG Corporate Caring banner First bank SME Connect Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

51 Boko Haram suspects nabbed on the way to Abuja from Maiduguri

By News Express on 15/08/2014

Gmail icon

Views: 3,922

Officers of Nigeria’s Special Task Force are currently battling to unravel the motive behind a suspicious midnight trip by a group of 51 youths who were intercepted on their way from Maiduguri, capital of the Boko Haram-infested Borno State, to the country’s capital, Abuja.

A statement uploaded last night on the website of the Defence Headquarters said: “Officers of the Special Task Force are currently trying to unravel the motive for the movement of some youths from Maiduguri heading to Abuja at about 3am when they were accosted in Plateau State on Wednesday. Numbering about 51, the youths were under the guidance of a lady as they were being conveyed in 3 eighteen-seater mass transit buses when they were intercepted along Babale in Plateau state as they journeyed from Maiduguri to Abuja in the night.

“During the interrogation that followed, they claimed they were being conveyed to Abuja on the directives of a Borno State Government official to meet their relatives for assistance in an economic empowerment programme. The official is yet to respond to series of efforts to verify the claims.

“The issue is being investigated to ascertain the genuine mission of such a team of young persons moving in the night more so as they have made contradictory statements as to the sponsorship of their mission to Abuja. The movement is being assessed in the light of the security situation and the suspicious claims of the youths.”

A source informed News Express that the youths were Boko Haram suspects but Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, said when contacted last night: “I don’t know of any Boko Haram suspects as you described. All I know is stated in the story posted on our blog: Please check it out.”

File photo shows suspected Boko Haram members nabbed elsewhere in the country by security agencies.

Source News Express

Posted 15/08/2014 10:11:54 AM





You may also like...
Anambra Guber Election: The thing about losing ....

EFCC operatives ‘storm’ Doyin Okupe’s home

Anambra attracts N472bn investments in 18 months

This year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration unique...

Treat Fulani herdsmen as terrorists, Ijaw Youths charge...

Bauchi Governor describes Dogara’s claims on alleged diversion...

What’s in Aso Rock that makes presidents want...

Supreme Court verdict on PDP leadership crisis can...

Onoh’s family battles Ojukwu’s children over Bianca’s senatorial...

Buhari will soon release ministerial list —Lai Mohammed...

Remove obstructions on waterways, Kwarans tell govt

Don’t rejoice yet, end of recession not in...


Latest News BREAKING: Oshiomhole gets ultimatum to resign as APC chairman Why I am confident of a second term 5,000 Boko Haram terrorists in military’s net — Buratai Noise pollution: Lagos threatens to close down mosques, churches, others Expel Obaseki, Edo APC LG Chairmen tell Party’s National Leadership Kogi Polls: Armed thugs to be shot on sight, IGP warns Outrage over proposed death sentence for hate speech Why kidnapping is rampant in Kuje — Residents Court Ruling: Secondus demands disqualification of Bayelsa governorship candidate School Principal killed in Taraba ambush We will fight FG to finish on IPPIS ― ASUU Unpaid Salaries: 500 teachers protest, block Cross River Governor’s Office


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (561,677 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (451,780 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (400,735 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (334,792 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (303,120 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (279,383 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (258,478 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (256,591 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (238,091 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (224,412 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (201,070 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (197,872 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (108) Business & Economy (4,564) Business Verdict (86) Columnists (1,142) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (219) Entertainment (702) Features (844) Global Business Monitor (493) ICT Monitor (67) International (4,198) Interview (211) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (176) Maggie's Blog (481) News (53,894) Opinion (1,418) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,700) Religion (1,118) Sports (2,221) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera