Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Police Arrest And Parade Suspected Kidnappers Of Chibok Schoolgirls

 Eight people suspected of taking part in the kidnapping of Chibok's 276 schoolgirls in Borno State were exhibited by the Nigerian police in Maiduguri, the state capital.

The eight suspected Boko Haram terrorists, among the 22 protesters, were reportedly arrested by members of the Inspectorate General's Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in Borno, Adamawa and other nearby communities.

Abba Kyari, deputy police commissioner, confirmed that 22 alleged members of the militant group were arrested in different locations in the neighboring northeastern states of Yobe and Borno.

"Eight of them, including a commander, have confessed to being involved in the planning and abduction of Chibok girls," Kyari said.

"It was an intelligence-led operation and we have been monitoring them for about six months to a year."

The suspects reportedly orchestrated more than 50 suicide bombings in Maiduguri and Adamawa. They also launched several other attacks leading to the death of thousands of Nigerians.

Students at Government Girls High School in Chibok were captured by members of the terrorist group on April 14, 2014, an incident that sparked international outrage and the campaign to rescue schoolgirls.

So far, 112 girls have regained their freedom, mainly as a result of negotiations between the federal government and representatives of the terrorist group.

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