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.


Boko Haram spies nabbed in Bauchi

02 March 2016, 17:30Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja – Bauchi troops have arrested four people suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists’ spies.

One of the suspects is said to have carried out surveillance on the Madalla church before it was bombed on Christmas Day.

The suspects the that the Headquarters of 33 Artillery Brigade, Nigerian Army Bauchi, arrested have been named as Victor Moses, Abubakar Shettima, Salisu Mohammed Bello and Umar Sadiq Madaki.

The men have allegedly been carrying out surveillance mission for the Boko Haram terrorists.

The Army reported the suspects’ luck ran out when Moses went to a mosque in Bauchi and pretended that he wanted to be converted to Islam.

People suspecting he was not genuine, promptly reported the matter.

Also read: Spirits 'high' as troops sustain operations

On interrogation, Moses is said to have confirmed he was working for an Islamic cleric in Gombe (now at large) and that their point of contact was one Abubakar Shetima based in Jos.

He is said to have confessed to casing targets for suicide bomb attacks including that of the Catholic Church Madalla, Suleja, Niger State on Christmas Day.

Colonel Sani Usman Kukasheka, Director Army Public Relations, said the accused persons were currently undergoing further interrogation.

They have been paraded by the Commander 33 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier General Abraham Dusu at the Brigade's Headquarters, Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi. 

- CAJ News


Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...