Two suspected members of Boko Haram militants disguising as members of the Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’a Wa’iqamitis Sunna (JIBWIS) First Aid Group have been arrested and handed over to the police.
The National Director of JIBWIS First Aid Group, Malam Mustapha Imam Sitti, disclosed this to our correspondent in Zaria saying that the arrest followed an advice that was issued to all religious groups by the military of the possibility of terrorists to use their uniforms.
Police Area Commander in charge of Zaria headquarters, Muhammad D. Shehu, confirmed the arrest, explaining that the two suspects would be transferred to the police state command.
Sitti said: “the first suspect was caught fully dressed in our uniform. Members of our First Aid Group (‘Yan Agaji) have their uniform. Following the military’s advice, we have introduced certain security measures. Through those measures, our members can identify themselves anywhere they meet. This was how we arrested the suspect and handed him over to the police. On investigation, it was discovered that the first suspect was operating under the leadership of one.
Hassan Mahauci who resides in Maigana, Soba local government. “Of recent, the leader of our First Aid Group in Soba local government was matcheted to death. Therefore, the arrest of these suspects made us to believe that it was Boko Haram that killed him. We would continue to be vigilant and we want to advise all religious groups to do the same since Boko Haram have began to infiltrate our First Aid Groups.”