Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Arrest of Boko Haram topshot confirmed

16 January 2013, 07:38

Gombe - The Police in Gombe said on Tuesday that they have arrested a suspected Boko Haram topshot, Salisu Mohammed.

The Commissioner of Police (CP) in the state, Mr. Mohammed Sule, who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Gombe, said that Mohammed had spearheaded various attacks in the state.

He said that Mohammed was arrested on Tuesday with gunshot wounds and that he had confessed to several killings in the state.

"Fortunately, one of the notorious bandits we were looking for has been arrested today with gunshot wounds.

"His name is Salisu Mohammed. He is a topshot of the Boko Haram in Gombe.

"He has confessed to several atrocities and killings, even the last killings of military men.

"He confessed to so many things and we are working on them.

"Even those who ambushed my men the other time, he confessed the person who masterminded it and that he knows most of these people because he is their leader.''

According to him, the Police have launched a manhunt for his accomplices.

"Their bones have been broken and by the time we finish, they will all disappear."

The commissioner further said that the Police arrested more than 60 hoodlums two days ago in its effort to curb crime in the state.

According to him, they were arraigned in court on Tuesday for various crimes.

The commissioner reassured the people of the state that the Police was determined to curb crime and appealed to them to volunteer information to the Force.

- NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Jonathan wants to borrow 1 billio...

If the entire 5 years of the Jonathan presidency are audited, the total amount missing/unaccounted for is estimated at up to $127 billion.  Read more...

Submitted by
DSAGE
Truth for freedom under the sun

In actual fact, everybody knows that Biafra needs freedom from Nigeria but it is not known to everybody that the people in general have prices to pay for their freedom under the Sun.  Read more...

Submitted by
Martin Beck Nworah
Invest in our talents

Many players in the NHL, NBA leagues are millionaires while the economy is relatively stable. The people and the government worked hard to make the system work and it paid off.  Read more...

Submitted by
DSAGE
The conclusion in rhyming lines

Facebook is a typical replica of fantasy, dream and imagination. I do not have to tell anybody that fantasy world is full of rare diamonds.  Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Ugly girls, who will pay your bri...

The ruling party is paying out sums of at least N50 million to purchase any law maker they can, most especially in opposition states.  Read more...

Submitted by
DSAGE
Public approval for supernatural ...

One truth in life is that one cannot work for people without "real" approval. We know our opinion, and the gods and forces had commissioned our works long time ago. Read more...