BREAKING: 486 Boko Haram Members, Including 8 Women Arrested In Abia [PICTURED]

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at 16-06-2014 08:12PM (5 years ago)

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«§» 16 June 2014

The 144 battalion of the Nigerian Army, Asa in Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State arrested a convoy of 33 buses conveying 486 Boko Haram militants including eight females between Aro Ngwa and Imo Gate along the Enugu- Port Harcourt expressway in Abia state on Monday, June 16, 2014.

They claimed to have come from different parts of the Northern states and aged mainly between 16 and 24 and were said to be searching for jobs.

This arrest comes just a day after the police foiled a plot to bomb a church in Owerri, Imo State and arrested six Islamist extremist while planting the bombs in the church.

The suspects were being conveyed in over 30 buses when the military men intercepted them at the road between Aro-Ngwa and Imo Gate along the expressway, reports say.

Some of the buses conveying more persons reportedly sped off and escaped arrest.

The Abia state government officials have described the suspects as members of the dreaded Islamist extremist group, though no evidence has been made available to the public yet to establish a link between them and the terror group.

There has been no report of arms and ammunition being found on the arrested suspects.

The state officials say investigations are on going.

valentine1 at 16-06-2014 09:01PM (5 years ago)
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Its them ooooo
papadip at 17-06-2014 01:02AM (5 years ago)
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This is getting more serious now….. hummmmmmmmm

Before the Commander of the 144 Battalion, Lt. Col. Rasheed Omolori, announced the suspects’ arrest, the South-East governors vowed after paying a solidarity visit to President Goodluck Jonathan   in Abuja that they would not allow Boko Haram to attack the zone.

Omolori had told journalists at a news conference that his men intercepted a convoy of 33 buses conveying 486 suspected insurgents aged between 16 and 24 around 3am on Sunday.

The suspects, according to him,   claimed to have come from different parts of the North in search of jobs.
He added that two of the 33 buses escaped with their occupants and that the incident had been reported to the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.

The Abia State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dr. Eze Chikamnayo, who was at the briefing alongside the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Charles Ajunwa, said the large number of vehicles conveying the suspects made the soldiers suspicious.

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papadip at 17-06-2014 01:32AM (5 years ago)
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.......two of the 33 buses escaped with their occupants...?

That should be a major concern for all...
chidi4reala at 17-06-2014 07:14AM (5 years ago)
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gmarley at 17-06-2014 07:20AM (5 years ago)
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chaii daris God ooo
humphreyedet at 17-06-2014 07:30AM (5 years ago)
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They want to invade east..beware biafra..
kelemann at 17-06-2014 07:36AM (5 years ago)
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Make dem investigate this one well well ooooh. But  why they allow two buses to escape, supposing na the two buses wey escape carry their bombs nko. No evidence to prosecute them naa.
yklukmon at 17-06-2014 07:38AM (5 years ago)
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they should hasten the investigation.
osamabinladin at 17-06-2014 07:43AM (5 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes
steveoneal at 17-06-2014 07:44AM (5 years ago)
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searching for job indeed,. why not search for jobs in your states, i see, no jobs in your states again??? , you ve bombed everywhere, keep bombing all the infrastructure in the north, na hunger go kill all of una at the end of the day. group of vagabonds.
beneno at 17-06-2014 07:59AM (5 years ago)
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Biafra , Biafra , Biafra  Cry  Cry  Cry  Cry
schmit at 17-06-2014 08:04AM (5 years ago)
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Dis is serious
satsaver at 17-06-2014 08:20AM (5 years ago)
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layobis at 17-06-2014 08:28AM (5 years ago)
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According to a report by Guardian, not less than 486 suspected Boko Haram members including eight women were arrested by the military personnel of the 144 battalion of the Nigerian Army with base at Asa in Ukwa West council of Abia State. Full report below...
Abia State Information Commissioner, Chief Eze Chikamnayo, who took some reporters to the military camp yesterday to see the suspects said they were arrested around 3:00 a.m. on Sunday along Enugu-Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway at Arongwa area called Imo Gate, which is a boundary between Abia and Rivers states.
He said that the suspects whose ages were from 15 years were traveling on 35 buses from undisclosed northern states to the South South.  He said that they claimed to be going to search for jobs, adding that two of the buses later escaped. Continue...
The commissioner spoke in the presence of the Battalion Commander, Lt. Colonel Rasheed Omolori, whose only comment was that the report had already been sent to his headquarter.

It was also disclosed that somebody whose name was not made known, had come to secure the release of the suspects but was arrested and detained.

Reacting to the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO),  Mr. Geoffery Ogbonna,  said  that  the matter was a military one and had not been reported to the police command. He said that when he contacted the Army Public Relations Officer in the state whose name he did not mention, he told him (PPRO)  that he was not yet aware of  the matter.

And following the bomb found on the premises and inside the Living Faith Church (a.k.a Winners Chapel), Port Harcourt Road, Owerri, capital city of Imo State, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha,  in conjunction with security chiefs yesterday launched what he called “Operation Know Your Neighbour.”

The occasion was attended by a cross section of stakeholders in the state amid heavy security.
The meeting resolved as follows:
“. Hotels in the state should install security cameras and on daily basis always forward the list of their guests to the Director of SSS.
 “. Trailers bringing food items from the North would no longer be allowed to come into the state at night but only in the day, and the food items would be off-loaded at a designated place off the state capital.
 “. Residents in the state must also be careful with broken bottles, cans, leather bags, parked tankers and vehicles around their homes, public places and public buildings.
“.  Traditional rulers in the state were directed to summon emergency meetings of their various communities to take stock of strange faces living with them.
 “. Uncompleted buildings in the cities in the state and environs without security guards will be taken over by the government because criminals use them as hideouts.
“. Lands left fallow for several years and not used for any economic or gainful purpose but taken over by criminals will be seized by the government
“. Smoking of Indian hemp was also banned.
“.  A meeting of all non-indigenes in the state has also been fixed.”

Mellissa242 at 17-06-2014 08:36AM (5 years ago)
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naija wch way na?? na poverty cus am??? Cry
emaluvv at 17-06-2014 08:41AM (5 years ago)
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So help us God
omomalaga1 at 17-06-2014 08:58AM (5 years ago)
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what kind of a thing is this, this people are boko haram i guess their weapon as already be smuggle into Abia state, now their insurgence want to come in but God is bigger than them. i wonder what kind of demon that  possess the haunsa and fulanis these days, but God will definately protect is own.
tankNZ at 17-06-2014 09:01AM (5 years ago)
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Good job.
omomalaga1 at 17-06-2014 09:03AM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: Mellissa242 on 17-06-2014 08:36AM
naija wch way na?? na poverty cus am??? Cry
this is not poverty nor either unger as far they dont eate the people they kill and they dont collect money from them, this is just pure wickedness of the soul.
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