The Taraba State Police Command has paraded a 45-year-old suspected terrorist linked with the recent attacks in the state.

The state commissioner of police, Abimbola Shokoya, who briefed journalists yesterday in Jalingo, said the suspect, Bala Usman, who is also a Boko Haram member, was arrested by the police at Tela in Gasol local area of Taraba.

“On 9th June, 2022, at about 2100, one Bala Usman of Tela town in Gasol local government area who armed himself with a pistol scopion loaded with seven rounds of live ammunition went to the house of Usman Yaki of Gunduma village via Mutum-Biu to kill him.”

During the course of investigation, the suspect confessed that he is a member of Boko Haram, Armed Robbery and Kidnapping syndicate that terrorized Niger State, Kogi State and Taraba State. 

A search was conducted in the house/premise of the suspect at Tella town, and following exhibits buried in the ground within the house were recovered:

198 Pieces of 7.6MM live ammunition, 558 assault live ammunition, One PISTOL BREECH NO.CZ 999 SCORPION with (6) rounds of live ammunition,20 plastic bottles of sodium azide acid were found in the house.

“Other items that were found in the house were eight plastic bottles of Kermi Acid, 27 plastic bottles of locally-made bombs, three facemasks, three pullover jackets, a bunch of cable wire, six lighters, two empty magazines of AK-47 and 47 rifles.”

He further stated that concerted efforts are ongoing to arrest, Abubakar Lawal and Abdullah Garba and others now at large, who are members of the syndicate. Investigation into the case in progress.


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