The Nigerian military has recorded another milestone in the ongoing counter-terrorism operations against Boko Haram terrorists as one of the suspected masterminds of the December 2011, Madalla Christmas bombings was captured.
The suspect, known as Victor Moses, was paraded monday before the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, alongside four other accomplices at the 33 Artillery Brigade, Bauchi State.
Parading the suspect and his accomplices, the Brigade Commander, Brig-Gen. Abraham Dusu, said Moses, was apprehended at Alkaleri in Bauchi while conducting surveillance for the Boko Haram terrorists inside a mosque in the town.
According to Dusu, the chief suspect raised suspicion when he claimed that he wanted to convert to Islam but being new to the community, the security agencies and military intelligence, who on interrogation got his confession to being one of the masterminds of the 2011 Christmas Day Bombing in Madalla, Niger State.
He disclosed that upon further interrogation, the others suspects were apprehended. They are Abubakar Shettima Bama, Umar Sadiq Madaki, and Salisu Mohammed Bello.
The Commander said: “Our troops in Alkeleri were alerted about somebody trying to convert to Islam but they noticed he wasn’t from the area and the community people informed us. He was subsequently arrested, and revealed his name as Victor Moses, who also said he was among those who made the Madala bombing successful.
“According to him, his major work is surveillance for the Boko Haram terrorists but he lives with Abubakar Shettima Bama.
“Victor Moses, the main suspect, was arrested in Alkaleri, where he conducts surveillance for the Boko Haram sect. He was accommodated by Bama who lives in Jos, along with other two accomplices,” Dusu added.
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