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Four ‘Boko Haram Suspects’ Arrested Over Attempt To Attack Atiku’s House

 Four suspected members of the Boko Haram group have been arrested by the police in Adamawa state for allegedly plotting to attack the home of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, in Yola, the state capital.


The police spokeperson in Adamawa, Yahaya Suleiman, confirmed the development to TheCable on Monday.


In a statement providing details of the arrest, Abubakar’s media office said the prime suspect identified as Jubrila Mohammed, was apprehended while attempting to identify the home of the former vice president in Yola, on Sunday.

The media office said other suspects were apprehended after the main suspect named them as his collaborators following an interrogation by the police.


“We wish to alert the Nigerian public that at about 9:44 pm on Sunday, 23 July 2023 a man seeking to confirm the residence of his excellency Atiku Abubakar in Yola was apprehended at the gate of the residence,” the statement reads.


“Upon further interrogation by the police, the suspect identified himself as a 29-year-old Jubrila Mohammed and confessed to being a Boko Haram member from Damboa in Borno state.

“The suspect also informed the police that he and his colleagues, who were later arrested too, intended to attack organisations associated with Atiku Abubakar and some other sensitive locations in Yola. All four suspects have been handed over to military authorities.”

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