Boko Haram kingpin Hassan Ali reportedly arrested by Borno State vigilantes said the he was engaged to two of the kidnapped Chibok girls.
According to Leadership, Ali was discovered and detained on the Damaturu-Maiduguri highway by the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) as he was trying to leave Maiduguri for Benisheik.
It happened 3 weeks ago when vigilantes mobilized groups to be given permission to go to Sambisa forest for the girls. When they spotted Ali and asked him to identify himself, the man pretended to be dumb, but “it was when he sensed death that he later confessed that he was a member of Boko Haram, and that he was sent to come to Maiduguri to buy yams worth N200, 000. He said he had finished his transaction and the truck had since left for Sambisa.”
When asked about the abducted female students, Ali said they were neither hurt nor molested, fed well with canned food mostly. The alleged Boko Haram leader said that he, as Amir, was engaged to 2 school girls
The vigilante, who narrated the story, claimed he was among those interviewing him and said they handed Ali to Civilian-JTF officials later.
Leadership correspondent referred to numerous Civilian-JTF members in state, who verified the fact of the incident when questioned, however nobody could provide details on Ali’s location at the current moment.
Female students abducted by Boko Haram group in Chibok, Borno State, have been missing for almost a month and a half. In the video released by the sect leader Abubakar Shekau, the terrorist number claimed the victims had been converted to Islam and said he would sell them at the market.
Some days ago, the Nigerian military stated that they had detected the whereabouts of the girls, adding they won’t “go with force” in order not to hurt the children.
The rescue operation is currently in process, according to the military.