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Police arrests 4 boko haram suspects in Edo

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Police in Edo state on Thursday say they arrested four suspected members of Boko Haram who escaped from neighbouring Kogi.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Mohammed DanMallam, said in an interview in Benin that the suspects were nabbed after a tip-off in their hide-out in Afuze, Edo North Senatorial District.

He said that on interrogation, one of the suspects confessed to having killed 40 of his victims, while another confessed to have escaped from Koton Karfi Prison in 2014, and also participated in armed robbery in Ekiti in 2013.

The CP said the suspects would be handed over to the Police in Kogi for further interrogation as their crimes were perpetrated in that state.

The police chief also told newsmen that since the inauguration of “Operation Puff Adder” in the state on May 2, the command had recorded some achievements in the fight against crime and criminality.

CP DanMallam however said that 32 suspected cultists had been arrested since the operation began, and that 10 different arms and 215 ammunitions were recovered.

He said that it was untrue that life was lost in a clash by cult groups in Benin on Monday.

Omoiza Balogun

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