13 August 2014

Nigeria: FG Confirms Arrest of Female Bombers' Trainer

Photo: Twitter
Women wearing hijabs.

The federal government yesterday confirmed the arrest of a man believed to be the master trainer of Boko Haram female suicide bombers by the Joint Task Force in Kano. The man identified as Ibrahim Ibrahim, was arrested in the Dala Local Government Area of Kano State during a raid.

The Coordinator of the National Information Centre and Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Mike Omeri, made this revelation yesterday in Abuja. According to him, the suspect was arrested alongside 16 females who were reportedly undergoing training for suicide operations.

Omeri also appealed to commercial drivers and other transporters to avoid being used by the insurgents. "We wish to appeal to commercial drivers and other transporters not to accept unverified parcels from unknown persons for onward delivery to other locations. "Terror against one person or the country is terror against all, thus any individual who runs an errand for an insurgent is and must be considered an enemy of the people," he added.

Copyright © 2014 This Day. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.