Hundreds Of Boko Haram Suspects Arrested In Abia – Reports (PHOTO)

Hundreds Of Boko Haram Suspects Arrested In Abia – Reports (PHOTO)

By Oluchi Nkwachukwu | Sub-Editor on June 16, 2014
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Nigerian soldiers arrive in Yola, Nigeria, 20 May 2013. Following the declaraton of a state of emergency in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states of Nigeria (Photo Credit: EPA/STR)
Boko Haram suspects arrested in Abia
Boko Haram suspects arrested in Abia (Photo credit: The Cable)

Hundreds of Boko Haram militants have been arrested in Abia state on Monday, June 16, 2014, according to reports by The Cable.

According to the source, the suspects were arrested along Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway by Nigerian troops posted to Abia state.

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.

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