Muhammad Adamu Nafiu after he was captured by the police
Policemen in Bauchi state have captured a dreaded Boko Haram leader, one Muhammad Adamu Nafiu, male, aged 25, of Balanga, Gombe State, at Tama village in Toro LGA of the state.
The announcement was made by the Commissioner of Police, Garba Baba Umar, in a statement on Wednesday, said the suspect is a notorious top commander of Boko Haram, who relocated to Tama village in order to evade arrest after the sect was dislodged by troops at Sambisa Forest.
"Preliminary investigation revealed that suspect was among those declared by the Nigerian Army on Serial Number 176 on its wanted list.
"He has voluntarily confessed to have killed over 150 people in Baga LGA of Borno State alone.
"Case under investigation after which suspect would be handed over to the appropriate authority for discreet investigation," he said.
The Police boss also announced the arrest of one Osama Abubakar male, aged 20years, of Malam Goje Street of Bauchi.
The suspect had used a sharp knife and cut off the left hand of one Abdul-aziz Mohd male, aged 23years of Gombe Road Bauchi, who is also alleged to be a Sara-Suka member.
Exhibits recovered include two sharp knives used in perpetrating the act.