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Residents arrest Boko Haram suspect in Birnin Kebbi

14 October 2015, 16:22

Birnin Kebbi - A man suspected to be a member of the Boko Haram sect for disguising in women's attire, has been apprehended by a vigilante group in Birnin Kebbi.

Alhaji Abubakar Bello, the General Manager of Birnin Kebbi Central Market, made this disclosure to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday.

Bello said that the man (names withheld), was caught within Birnin Kebbi central market with the assistance of traders and customers in the market.

The market manager said that he was unaware of the suspect's motive of appearing in a complete women's dress.

Also read: Boko Haram members renounce membership in Borno

"People are now more conscious than ever, as they are conscious of any suspicious movement lurking around," Bello said.

He said the suspect was apprehended by the vigilante group after an alarm was raised by the people patronising the market.

"We later alerted the security agencies in the state on the development and we handed him over to them for further investigation," he added.

When contacted, ASP Nafi'u Abubakar, the state police command's Public Relations Officer (PRO), confirmed the incident.

Abubakar, however, disclosed that the suspect had a mental problem and was a staff of the state-xowned Jega School of Health Technology.

He said that not a single weapon was found on the suspect.

"After the suspect was handed over to us for further investigation, we found out that the suspect either had a mental disorder or was a mad man.

"He will be examined further by medical doctors to ascertain his health condition," Abubakar added.




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