Police Raid Abuja For Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists

Police, Abuja, Boko Haram, TerroristsThe Police Command in Abuja says it has begun raid operations to identify Boko Haram sect members that might have infiltrated the Federal Capital Territory.

The operations follow the dismantling of the insurgents’ stronghold in Borno State, the Sambisa forest and the subsequent arrest of a suspected terrorist in the nation’s capital.

Briefing journalists on the development, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr Muhammed Mustapha, explained that security operatives have already apprehended some of the suspects.

Mr Mustapha assured residents in the FCT of their safety, stressing that the Police were working with other security agencies in all their operations.

The Police on Tuesday, December 20, arrested a suspected Boko Haram member in Abuja.

The suspect reportedly confessed that more members of the sect have found their way into the nation’s capital to seek refuge.

“As we are here, some elements of the Boko Haram, have always been with us… Definitely they will be all over Nigeria not only the FCT.

“We are conscious of that and we are doing raids and you are even aware that two or three of them were picked up, so it is a continuous process and our raiding is helping and we will continue to raid.

“The intelligence is there too. People should come out and give information.

“So as these people have been dislodged and they are coming, we will advise the general public to work with us. If you suspect any individual, if you suspect them to be people from those areas, please quietly give us this information,” the FCT Commissioner said.

Normalcy Gradually Returns To Damaturu After Boko Haram Attack

Damaturu is calmNormalcy is gradually returning to Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, after Boko Haram sect members stormed the town early morning of Monday, December 1 in an attempt to take over the control of the troubled north east state.

With the imposition of a 24 hour curfew yesterday on the town in efforts to clear it of any further attack and with the reopening of the town today, residents came out early in search for basic necessities to life.

The Power Holding Company (NPHC) have been seen carrying out some installation works on some high tension cables within the town which has been without power since the attack.

Shops and other commercial activities within town were also seen open for business as residents assemble around financial institutions in search for money.

Also, at various motor parks in the town, people were seen trying to reunite with their loved ones having been cut up by the attack and the subsequent imposition of the curfew.

Although, it was a sad scene at the General Sani Abacha Specialist Hospital, Damaturu, as residents stormed the hospital in search of the corpses of their relatives.

Cameras were barred from taking shots of the hospital premises as residents continue to claim the bodies of their relatives, friends and colleagues who were few at the hospital at the time of our arrival.

Since the commencement of the Boko Haram insurgency, the recent attack is the first time the insurgents have stormed the state capital.