24th March, 2016
The Taraba state Police Command, has confirmed the arrest of two wanted Boko Haram commanders in the state.
One of the commanders, Ali Audu was arrested in Tella, Gassol LGA while the other Abdulmumini Abdullahi was nabbed in Bali LGA.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Shaba Alkali, made the announcement on Wednesday in Jalingo at a press conference.
He said that the two men had been handed over to the military in Yobe.
“We have arrested two confirmed Boko Haram commanders in Gassol and Bali local government areas of the state.
“The command have since handed over the two kingpins, Ali Audu, alias Dungu and Abdulmumini Abdullahi from Yadi Burni in Yobe to the military base in Yobe,” he said.
Alkali said that Audu was arrested on February 22 in Tella and transferred to Yobe on the 23, while Abdullahi was arrested in Bali on March 5 and transferred to Yobe military base on March 7.
The CP also confirmed the death of seven persons in the ongoing communal crisis in Ibi Local government area of the state.
He vowed to deal with the perpetrators including their sponsors no matter how highly placed they might be.
He said the command had already deployed enough men to contain the situation and restore normalcy to the area.
Alkali appealed to the public to feel free to provide the command with timely information to enable it tackle crime in the state.