Captured Boko Haram Suspects Reveal How They Operate, Paid 7,000 Naira To Bomb Church

Seven suspected Boko Haram men alleged to have masterminded the attack on Ekklizivar Yan’uwa A Nigeria (EYN) Church in Biu, Borno State recently said they were paid N7, 000 each to carry out the attack which left no fewer than three worshipers dead.

One of the seven suspects, Ibrahim Mohammed Babangida, who spoke with journalists from his custody said one Magaji Bala, a butcher paid N7, 500 to him as his engagement fee to carry out the dastardly act.

“I was sleeping in my house when Magaji called me and handed over N7,000 to me for the operation,” he said, even as one of the suspects also corroborated the claim. The suspects, Alhassan Inuwa, Ibrahim Mohammed Babangida, Magaji Bala, Nuhu Zakari, Dahiru Sa’adu, Mohammadu Nurah and Mohammed Sani told newsmen at the 21 Armoured Brigade in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, yesterday that they were butchers by profession in Biu Market and were picked up in their different houses in Biu by the JTF operatives.

The suspects also claimed to hail from Jigawa and Katsina states, adding that they came to Biu, about 187 kilometres to Maiduguri and South of Borno, to eke a living.  Some gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect had stormed a local branch of the Ekklizivar Yan’uwa A Nigeria (EYN) in Borno on June 10 in a bloody shoot out, leading to the death of three worshipers. Many others were also wounded.

Sources said the gunmen, numbering about three had invaded the EYN Church (Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) while the Sunday service was going on, killing three, including a woman while many of the members sustained various degrees of injuries from gunshot.

Meanwhile, Spokesman of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Lt Col Sagir Musa, who paraded the suspects said the task force believed the seven men were involved in the Biu Church attacks. He, however, said the security agencies in the state needed the cooperation and partnership of the people to succeed. “Handling of the security situation in the country is a collective effort and as such, security agencies should not be left with the responsibility alone. There is need for partnership because it is everybody’s problem. It is time we saw it as our problem especially in making information avalaible,” Lt Col Musa said.

Also reacting to allegation of harassment of civilians by the JTF troops, the spokesman assured that the leadership of the task force would continue to preach, sensitize and educate the personnel on the need to maintain discipline even in the face of frustration. He noted that maintaining maximum discipline among troops was one of the major challenges of any internal operation by security agents but appealed to the people for understanding.

He also urged the residents to report cases of stolen vehicles to the police or JTF, adding that the task force had uncovered plan by the Boko Haram sect to use stolen vehicles to launch attacks on some public buildings. “Information recently available to the JTF in Maiduguri indicated that there had been desperate moves by Boko Haram to steal/snatch vehicles to be used for terrorists’ activities by implanting Improvised Explosive Devices in vehicles and or through suicide bombing,” he said. He warned that owners of such stolen vehicles, “if used for terrorism acts would be treated as collaborators and accomplices.”

Source: Sun Newspapers

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14 Comments

  • If it’s true, then the JTF should use dis set of people 2 extract more info about: other members,their sponsors,etc. As psalm 121 says …4 God neva slumber nor sleep,they shall all b hanged,4wasting lives of people,by d grace of God…

  • MORE OF FRAME STORY,NOT COORDINATED WELL..HAPHAZARD STATEMENT TO WHAT GOTTEN VIA SSS.WHY DO WE POSE LIES AND FRAMES TO THE HEARING OF EVEN SECURITY MEN.WELL WE L GET TO THE END OF THIS MENACE BY GOD GRACE AND WHOEVER IS INVOLVE WILL NOT GO FREE.WE L CONTINUE TO ACCUMULATE INFORMATION DIRECTLY FROM THE HORSES,NO ONE ,NO ONE CAN RISK LIFE ON 7000 never,rather a belief is attarched to a group,another group is post formed of the maiduguri known ones and achieving aims via highly placed sponsored bodies while some are rebels from different countries.HOW MUCH WHOT UR CONCLUTION TO LIVE THE WORLD..NEVER A SPIRITUAL BELIEF.PLS POST REALITY.U ARE TRYING IN SOME CASES BUT RETAIN A DIGNITY

  • Let me tell something. Either you collect N7000 to bomb a church or not, that one is your problem. But remember that people you kill also are human beings like you. For curse shall not depart from your house. You shed blood in this land. God will send the spirits of this land against you and your household. Imagine if so called “ALLAH” of yours is God Jehovah, He won’t say that if you kill for your belief, “Islam”, he will give you 6000 virgins or how many? You are all deceived. Allah of Quran is not God of Heaven and the earth.

  • My question is directed to any peace-loving muslim….Is it really TRUE dt Allah has promised its followers 6000 virgins to anyone who kills on its behalf?
    I don’t believe its true…plz,I need answers

  • May God help us and fetch those that are killing innocent people in the name of Islam, anybody tell you that there is a Religion says Kill your fellow human being tell him is a lie, if killing human as a name of Islam then there is no way Saudi Arabi, where islam came from you will find Other Religion, is just a less knowledge people poor witch Trying to spoil the Religion,, please your self this question, is it only Nigeria that Muslims and Christians are combined together? If no then why the rest of the world are not killing their fellow human being? Please we have to use our imagination and knowledge to answer the questions.

  • Ceejay, let me use dis medium 2 answer ur question. I really like d way u addressd it and I knw how u feel. I am a Muslim, what I knw is that there is no single verse in d Holy Quran dat says you should kill innocent soul in ordet 2 get sumtn either in dis world or hereafter. To comfirm it U can check d English translated Quran and even d Hadith.

  • ijbabs, what ever you called ur self, people like ur are the no1. Nigerian’s problems, that you cannot evn see the truth of any matter apart from hetrate. you must be very stupid and illiterate. muslim love Jesus, that they always salute him. but you people dont evn know where you are heading to, you are all confused. may almihgty God punish you severely. go to hell.

  • You guys are lost, what brought about the insults? Remember, if their is religious tolerance within you no one will hate each other’s religion. We love our religions but we don’t practice what it teaches us. Let us live by the teachings of our religion and God will restore peace to our land.

  • If you will tell yourself the truth, 99 % target are Christians. If you go to Mubi, there is no single Church they have not laid hand on all in the name of love for religion. If living your religion is hatred for my religion to that extent, tell me how possible am I not to believe your religion is not diabolic and based on lies rather than all fabricates that it is the religion of Peace? Wolves in sheep’s clothing. May my God “Jehovah” have mercy on you or else you are all doomed and ready for His final judgement.

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