Published On: Tue, Sep 26th, 2017

Boko Haram terrorist Idris Babawo arrested a week after three suicide bombings kill twelve

The Nigeria police has arrested number 165 on Boko Haram wanted list just a week after the Muslim terrorist group executed three suicide bombing attacks, killing a dozen.

Identified as Idris Babawo, aka Idiko and Nagada, the extremist was arrested on Sunday in Ondo state and handed over to the Nigerian army for further investigation and prosecution.

Twelve were murdered in suicide attacks unleashed on the Mashimari village in Konduga, Local Government Area of Borno State.

Boko Haram logo photo/Arnold Platon via wikimedia commons

The Chairman of the state Emergency Management Agency (BOSEMA), Ahmed Satomi, in a message to journalists, said: “We regret to announce that 12 people lost their lives while 28 other persons were injured in the Monday (yesterday) morning suicide attack on Mashimari village of Konduga town.”

“All victims have been evacuated from the scene of the attack to medical facilities in Maiduguri, while those with minor injuries have been referred to Konduga hospital for treatment,” he added.

The Head of Rescue Operations, Bello Dambatta, who was in Konduga to conduct the rescue operations at the scenes of the attacks.

Bunu Bukar, the Secretary of the Hunters Association in the state, said three suicide bombers staged the attack after gunshots got villagers fleeing.

Babawo is listed as number 165 on the Nigerian military’s Boko Haram wanted list.

According to Bukar, “the Boko Haram first fired gunshots around 9a.m yesterday, which scared the villagers to run out and head towards Konduga and unknown to the villagers, three suicide bombers sneaked into their midst and blew up.”

“We don’t have a specific figure of casualties but, it’s definitely high though, emergency aid workers have mobilised and we will be evacuating the victims to Maiduguri any moment from now.

“Mashimari is the last village before the checkpoint into Konduga town and just few metres away from the Mandarari IDP Camp that was attacked by suicide bombers in August this year,” Bukar explained.

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