110 suspects who were arrested for 70 different offences including rape, kidnapping, robbery and culpable homicide have been paraded by the Borno State Police Command.
Nigeriacrime.com learned that some repentant Boko Haram sect members who have been reintegrated into the society were among those paraded.
Speaking while parading the suspects on Friday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdu Umar, said the 110 suspects were arrested for 70 different offences including rape, kidnapping, robbery and culpable homicide.
Umar said six suspects were arrested for rape, five for kidnapping, five for robbery 29 for criminal conspiracy and theft, and 15 for criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.
Umar explained that “two repentant Boko Haram members (one still at large) were among those arrested for theft. While another repentant Boko Haram sect member who has been reintegrated into the society looted some items including wrappers and jewelries belonging to his female employer (name withheld) that failed to pay the suspect his monthly entitlements after engaging him for domestic work in Maiduguri metropolis.”
This briefing is necessitated to update you on the successes recorded in the continued fight against all forms of crimes and criminality in Borno State.”
“These crimes were tackled and overcome due to the review of our operational strategies, acquisition of new specialise operational assets, enhanced intelligence capacity, a strong synergy between the Police, Military and other sister security agencies and application of both kinetic and non kinetic approach in solving problems as laid down by the IGP Alkali Usman Baba.
Explaining why he was arrested, one of the repentant Boko Haram who identified himself as Baba Goni Mohammed, said I stole my employer’s items because the female employer refused to pay me after working for four months”.