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Boko Haram: Army arrests four Madalla Catholic Church bombing suspects

The bombed Madalla Catholic Church
The bombed Madalla Catholic Church
The alleged Boko Haram mastermind behind the surveillance of the St. Theresa’s Catholic Church at Madalla, Niger State, in the famous Christmas Day 2011 bombing which left about 44 people dead with over 75 others injured, has been arrested at Alkaleri town of Bauchi State by the Nigeria Army.
The suspect, Victor Moses who hailed from Benue state was arrested along other three suspects Abubakar Shetima Bama, Salisu Mohammed Bello and Umar Madaki.
The suspects were paraded before the Chief Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Yusuf Buratai who was in Bauchi on an official engagement in Bauchi.
Parading the suspects before newsmen at Shadawanka Barrack in Bauchi on Monday, the Brigade Commandant of 33 Artillery Brigade, Bauchi, Brigadier General Abraham Luka Dusu said the suspects were arrested following information from the public.
He said ” our troops on duty in Alkaleri arrested Victor Moses after receiving report from the people in the area that the suspect, Victor Moses has been loitering around the mosque claiming that he is a Christian and want to convert to Islam but because he is not from the area, they suspected him and reported to our men.
“Victor Moses confessed that he is conducting surveillance for Boko Haram sometimes he stays in the shop of Abubakar Shetima Bama who is based in Jos while the other two accomplice, Salisu Mohammed Bello and Umar Madaki are based in Gombe.
“With the information given to our men by Victor Moses, the other three suspects were arrested,” he said.
Brig General Dosu said the suspects after investigation will be handed over to Joint Intelligent Centre in Maiduguri for further interrogation.

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