More information has emerged in respect to the arrested spokesman for Boko Haram, Abul Qaqa, after his arrest at about 4:00am on Wednesday.
The arrested spokesman is said to be providing ‘very useful and verifiable information’ to the men of the State Security Services, SSS.
Sources party to the on- going interrogation of Abdul Qaqa, suggests that the terror suspect has admitted to being the one with the name ‘Abul Qaq.
“He owned up yesterday afternoon,
“It should be said that he buckled under intense interrogation.” A security source was quoted.
Reports say that the arrest was carried out in Kaduna and not Maiduguri as was widely thought.
According to a source, the arrest of Abul Qaqa was the culmination of months of strenuous efforts by men of the SSS and that security operatives had been on his trail for some months.
A source also said that the military was called in for back up to avert another ‘Kabir Sokoto-style’ mess of last month.
The confusion over Qaqa’s arrest arose from the decision of the SSS top ranks to be careful and be sure of his identity before announcing his arrest to avoid a situation where the man in custody could turn out to be someone else other than the spokesman.