The Nigerian police on Wednesday paraded eight persons suspected to be involved in the kidnap of the 276 students from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok Borno state in April 2014.
One hundred and twelve of the schoolgirls have been released while the remaining are still in captivity.
The suspects were said to have been arrested by operatives of the inspector-general’s intelligence response team (IGP’s IRT) in Borno, Adamawa and other adjoining communities.
They reportedly masterminded over 50 suicide bomb attacks within Maiduguri and Adamawa.
Damian Chukwu, commissioner of police in the state, said the suspects were arrested in different locations across Borno And Yobe states.
“Irked and worried by the persistent suicide bombings and killing of innocent citizens in the north-east by the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group, IGP Ibrahim Idris equipped and deployed the Special Operatives of the IGP intelligence response team IRT with enough credible technical intelligence to Maiduguri Borno state,” he said.
“Between 04/07/18 and 09/07/18, IRT special teams with support from SARS/CRACK team of Borno state command swung into action and eventually succeeded in arresting 22 confirmed Boko Haram Terrorists who confessed to several suicide bomb explosions within Borno and Adamawa states, kidnapping of the Chibok schoolgirls, invasions Of Bama/Gwoza among many other crimes. Suspects narrated various roles each of them played.
“Amongst them are the Commanders and Coordinators of Suicide Bombings in Borno State, Coordinator and members of the Chibok School Girls Kidnapping, Ambushes on Security agents, Logistics Suppliers and their receivers of gold, international currencies and cows.
“Suspects arrested are; Mayinta Modu AKA Abor 23yrs from Bama LGA Borno State: He confessed to being one of the Boko Haram Commanders who coordinated and led the kidnapping of the Chibok School Girls in 2014 and Several Attacks on Bama, Gwoza and Mubi towns in Borno and Adamawa States.
“Adam Mohammed 20yrs, from Bama LGA Borno: Confessed to have Participated in Chibok School Girls Kidnapping and Coordinating Suicide Bombings, Gujja Jidda 21yrs from Bama LGA Borno State: Confessed to have Participated in the Chibok School Girls Kidnapping and Coordinating Suicide bombings and Mamman Wardi 25yrs from Bama LGA Borno State: Confessed to Participating in the Chibok School Girls Kidnapping and Coordinating Suicide bombings.”