The Nigerian police have arrested eight members of the Islamic terrorist who kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok.
The Nigerian police in Borno state said they have arrested 22 suspected Boko Haram members including those who participated in the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls.
The commissioner of police, Chukwu, who disclosed this while presenting the suspects to the media yesterday; said eight of the suspects were Boko Haram members and top commanders responsible for the kidnap of Chibok schoolgirls and over 50 bomb attacks in Maiduguri and part of Adamawa.
The men confessed to having participated actively in the kidnapping of the Chibok schoolgirls. One of the men, aged 23, confessed to being one of the Boko Haram commanders who coordinated and led the kidnapping of the Chibok girls.
There was one Adam Mustapha of aged 20 who was the mastermind behind series of suicide bomb attacks in Maiduguri and Adamawa.
One Mustapha Kanimbu, aka Aarama, 20 years old, native of Borno, is one of the Boko Haram terrorist’s commanders who supplies logistics to the group members in Sambisa and also confessed to have killings of hundreds of people in Maiduguri. Ibrahim Mala, 48 years old, is one of the insurgent’s commanders, who lives in Dalori Karekere area of Maiduguri, supplied food and logistics to his members in the Sambisa forest.
Boko Haram has kidnapped thousands of other women and children over the past few years forcing them into sexual slavery or into marriages with its fighters.
The extremists who have been active since 2009, want to reinforce a strict interpretation of Islamic law, or sharia, in Nigeria as well as in bordering regions of Cameroon, Chad, and Niger.