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
People suspecting he was not genuine, promptly reported
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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
They have been paraded by the Commander 33
Artillery Brigade, Brigadier General Abraham Dusu at the Brigade's
Headquarters, Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi.
- CAJ News