July 16th, 2012
NewsRescue– With Nigeria’s state and Federal government failing at their duties to put a lid on the operations of the Boko Haram terrorist organization, and the government even being accused as being part of and possible sponsors of terror in the country, Nigeria’s citizens are taking bold steps in protecting themselves.
Recently a group, Muslims Against Terror launched a movement to actively volunteer in the defense of religious sanctuaries. In news today, Kaduna youth proactively apprehended suspected terrorists. This development promises to be a new turn on the war against Nigeria’s terror scourge. The story:
Courageous youths in Rigasa, the volatile community in Kaduna State, this morning chased and captured two gunmen who allegedly specialize in killing security operatives and traditional rulers in the area.
One of the youths involved called us with the story, which was then confirmed by a senior security operative.
The source in Rigasa said, “The three of them came with guns to kill one of our Hakimi and he ran. In trying to shoot him, they killed one of our brothers. We then mobilized ourselves and started chasing them with stones.
They were on a [motorbike] and we were following them up to Hayin Danmani and finally when their bullets finished we got them and wanted to kill but soldiers refused. But one of them escaped.
He described them as “very small” boys, and said, “From today we have vowed that we will not allow terrorists to continue denting our image [in Rigasa]. If not for the soldiers we will have killed them and burned them. Two guns AK 47 and some arms were [recovered] from the terrorists.”
The source added that about ten persons that sustained gun wounds were taken to a military hospital in Kaduna.
Police Recover Bomb Material in Kaduna
Kaduna State Police Command early today recovered bomb making materials and arms from a confessed terrorist.
Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, M.J. Abubakar, spoke to the press today about the developments. “In our continued clampdown on criminal elements in the state, on 16/07/2012 at about 0200 hrs, a confessed terrorist led a team of detectives from our anti-robbery squad to Rafin-Guza area, where a hideout was raided,” said Mr. Abubakar. He detailed the seized exhibits:
Eight car alarm systems; one AK 47 magazine with twenty-seven rounds of live ammunition; two masks; two bags of chemical; four khaki uniforms; one jerry can of acid; a variety of cans of explosives, and a bomb making powder.
Mr. Abubakar also spoke about the suspected terrorists captured on Sunday morning in Rigasa area. “On 15/07/2012, at about 0930 hrs, following distress calls as sporadic gun shots were being fired at Hayin Taro-Taro, Rigasa area, a police patrol team raced to the scene,” said the commissioner. He added that the police team discovered that three gunmen on a motorcycle were attacking the residence of one Aliyu Abdulwahab, the district head of Afaka. As the residents of the area raised an alarm, the gunmen shot indiscriminately in a bid to escape. Mr. Abubakar stated the gunmen injured seven persons in the process.
“Police and army patrol teams assisted by the youths around went in hot pursuit and arrested two of them, Nura Abubakar and Mohammed Kabir at Mahuta village, with injuries,” the commissioner said. He disclosed that two AK 47 rifles, three magazines, ammunition and some improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were also recovered.
The commissioner stated that the seven injured victims were being treated at 44 Army Reference Hospital in Kaduna. Meanwhile the suspects and exhibits are in the custody of the Nigerian Army 1st Division in Kaduna.