The Bauchi State Police Command has announced the arrest of a top Boko Haram fighter, Muhammad Adamu Nafiu, who killed at least 150 people.
The state commissioner of police, Garba Umar, said in a statement on Wednesday, that the 25-year-old suspect is a notorious terrorist, who relocated to Tama village in Toro Local Government Area in order to evade arrest after the sect was dislodged by troops at Sambisa Forest.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that suspect was among those declared by the Nigerian Army on Serial Number 176 on its wanted list,” said the police commissioner.
”He has voluntarily confessed to have killed over 150 people in Baga LGA of Borno State alone.
“Case under investigation after which suspect would be handed over to the appropriate authority for discreet investigation.”
The police chief also announced the arrest of a suspected hooligan, Osama Abubakar, aged 20 years, of Malam Goje Street of Bauchi.
The suspect had allegedly used a sharp knife and cut off the left hand of one Abdul-aziz Mohd of Gombe Road Bauchi, who is also alleged to be a Sara-Suka member.
Exhibits recovered include two sharp knives used in perpetrating the act.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that suspect is a notorious Sara-Suka thug who was convicted for similar offence in 2016.
“Suspect voluntarily confessed and is assisting the police with useful information that will assist in apprehending his accomplices”, the statement added.