A prime commander of the Boko Haram insurgents, Umar Abdulmalik, who was arrested by operatives of the Inspector Normal of Police Particular Intelligence Response Workforce, IRT, in Lagos State, has revealed how he joined the Islamic sect.
Abdulmalik was arrested for finishing up a number of bombings, financial institution robberies and killings inside the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, Owo, Ondo State and Lokoja Kogi State.
The 30-year-old Okene-born suspect was alleged to have killed over 200 individuals earlier than his arrest.
He informed Vanguard radical Islamic cleric, recognized as Mallam Mustapha, indoctrinated him into the lethal sect.
He mentioned, “We robbed banks to maintain the jihad.
“I joined one of many Boko Haram cells in Okene headed by one Zeeidi and we carried out a number of bombings inside Kaduna, Kano and Abuja.
“Zeeidi was the individual offering the bombs and my job then was to take them to our goal places.
“After some time, the Division of State Safety infiltrated our cell they usually began arresting members of our group. Mallam Mustapha was arrested and his mosque was demolished.
“Zeedi introduced the concept of financial institution theft in order that these of us who haven’t been arrested may have sources to proceed with the jihad.
“He introduced some weapons and he prompt we should always assault the Kotonkarfe Jail in Kogi State, so we may free our members who have been detained there.
“The assault on the jail was profitable and we freed numerous our members, after which we attacked some banks in Okene and took all the cash we may discover there.
“We then moved to Owo the place we robbed a few of the banks with dynamites and carted away massive sums of cash.
“We used a few of the cash we constructed from these robberies to purchase excessive explosives together with supplies we may use in producing non-metallic bombs that might beat steel detectors.
“Numerous our members together with Zeedi have been arrested after these financial institution robberies and the assault on jail.
“Then, I moved to Abuja with the bombs we produced and I fashioned a brand new cell in 2014. We carried out a number of bombings within the Fedeal Capital territory together with these at Banex Plaza, Nyanya and Kuje areas of Abuja.
“Sadly our gang was busted and 5 of our gang members have been arrested whereas our bombs, together with the non-metallic and the supplies we have been utilizing in making them have been recovered.
“I escaped, fled to Kano and I went underground for 2 years earlier than I returned to Abuja and fashioned a brand new gang and we went into full blown armed theft.”
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