As Follow-up in its counter-terrorism operation in Birnin Gwari, a location in Kaduna state, the Nigeria police said it has arrested another member of Ansaru terrorist group identified as Munkailu liman isah AKA Babban Driver (32), Abdullahi Saminu Aka Danmunafiki (21) and Aminu Usman (22) as this brings the number of persons arrested to eight.
A statement from force public relation officer, Dcp Frank Mba, the suspect is already assisting the police investigators with useful information relating to the membership spread and make-up, criminal operational records, logistics and general modus Operandi of the terror group.
Mba said preliminary investigation reveals that the arrested suspects were actively involved in the recent attack and attempted kidnap of the emir of potiskum that resulted in the gruesome killing of the emir’s police escorts.
“They were also involved in several other kidnap operations and terror attacks on commuters and other innocent citizens along some major highways, especially in the north-west and north-central states of the country”
Mba was also quoted as saying investigation also reveals that some citizens especially those within the business community give tacit support to terror groups by deliberately doing businesses with them through the supply of essential goods, drugs, adding that the inspector general of police (IGP) calls for patriotism amongst the people as this according to him is the only way the fight against those criminal elements can truly be won.
He said while police operatives are on a close trail of other fleeing members of the terror groups and their collaborators, the inspector general of police has expressed immense appreciation to all and sundry especially the good people of Birnin Gwari and environ for their understanding, corporation and support which has resulted in the measure of successes recorded especially in the fight against terrorism, banditry and other heinous crimes in the country.