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Saturday, 28 January 2012

Nsukka Residents In Fear As Police Arrest Suspected Boko Haram Members In Enugu state.

NSUKKA in Enugu State was soaked in fear yesterday following arrest of 25 persons suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect including the driver and conductor of the commuter bus.

The suspects who were travelling from the north in a commercial Nissan bus marked XA 581 MRD with inscription "Zamfara State Government" were arrested at the Opuje Junction in Nsukka, Enugu state at about 9 am.

The men who claimed to be hunters from Zamfara State had several bags and other substances, said they were on hunting at Uzo-uwani in Nsukka.

The police searched their belongings during which 19 dane guns, chemicals, electric cables, twelve machetes, five axes, seven knives as well as other unexpended ammunition were discovered to have been concealed in a fertilizer bags.

The suspects have been transfered to Enugu for further investigations

State Police Public Relations officer, Ebere Amaraizu, said that the command would not take anything to chance, stressing that thorough investigation would be conducted to ascertain the true mission of the group in Enugu.

He said: "They were intercepted along Okuje-Nsukka road in a commuter bus with registration number Zamfara XA 581 MRD and on close and careful interrogations, they revealed that they were coming from the northern part of the country and were heading to Uzo-uwani in Enugu State for hunting expeditions, having claimed to be hunters.

"Recovered inside the bus are 19 dane guns, twelve machetes, five axes, seven knives and sacks containing food stuff."

Source- Information Nigeria

With the ammunitions I see them with, I have no doubt in mind that they are hunters, except they have others not listed- Da silva
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