ABU Graduate, Six Others Arrested In Murder of Sheikh Albani Zaria [Pics]

Mar. 3, 2014


Nigeria’s security agents arrested an ABU English language graduate and six other suspects involved in the murder of Sheikh Albani Zaria, a well known vocal critic of the Boko Haram terrorist sect.

Arrested were Yakub Abdullahi, a.k.a Alhaji Bala or Alhaji Kano Yakub Bulunkutu, Ibrahim Shuaibu, a.k.a Kawal Abu Amar, Bilyamin Usman, Sahabi Ismail, Umar Yasir and Musa Abubakar.

One member of the sect, Kabiru, was killed while attempting to snatch a weapon from a security operative in the course of his arrest.

The State security Services (SSS) in Abuja today paraded some 7 men it claimed were suspected to be Boko Haram members  that allegedly assassinated Zaria-based prominent Islamic scholar Sheikh Auwal Adam Albani , his wife and son in cold-blood while returning from a preaching session at Markaz Salafiyya Center ,Tundun Wada Zaria on February 1st 2014.

Previous attempts by the SSS to parade persons it claimed were engaged in terrorism had received public derision and skepticism as several commentators claimed some of the paraded criminals  had been previously paraded for similar crimes in the past.