Boko Haram member who was arrested in Ondo state has confessed to the police that he was planning on striking in the state before he was nabbed.
The 40-year old Mohammad Bashir, was arrested by Ondo State Police Command’s Anti-Crime Patrol Squad on Isua Road in Akoko South Local Government Area.
Speaking with journalists at the Ondo State Police Command headquarters in Akure, he confessed he was forced to join the group in October 2016 while working as a Fulani hersdman
“I only killed two people. The first person was a little child who I murdered inside the bush while the second one was an adult I killed by the roadside,” Mr. Bashir said in the Hausa language.
“I ran into Ondo State from Nasarawa after the military launched a manhunt for us (Boko Haram) in the North. When I arrived in the state, I went straight to see my younger brother and decided to walk on the streets of the community. I had planned to strike but first wanted to eat by the roadside when I was arrested by the police patrol team and moved down to their station. Some of our members who ran from the military are still scattered around the local communities in Ondo State,” he said.
Gbenga Adeyanju, the Commissioner of Police in Ondo State confirmed Bashir was arrested while roaming the streets of Isua Akoko in the Ifira area of the community.