Yes, I am Boko Haram – Immigration officer confesses, names other security personnel in Islamic sect

JTF spokesman, Sagir Musa

by Stanley Azuakola

JTF spokesman, Sagir Musa
JTF spokesman, Sagir Musa

Nigerians have consistently maintained that the dreaded sect Boko Haram must surely have sympathisers in government and security agencies, considering how effective their attacks have been. Finally, there is proof.

A high profile Boko Haram member, who is an officer of Nigeria’s Immigration Services, Ahmed Grema Mohammed, has named some security personnel among those carrying out terrorist attacks in the country. His confession came after he was arrested by the men of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Mohammed, who is an officer of the Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS) attached to the Nangere office of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Yobe State, was apprehended at a checkpoint on the Maiduguri-Damaturu road while on his way to kill a former special adviser to the immediate past governor of the state.

Most of the personnel named by Mohammed have been arrested, while security agencies are on the trail of others.

The news of Mohammed’s arrest was contained in a JTF statement signed by the task force spokesman, Lt. Col Sagir Musa.

According to the statement, Mohammed had been on the wanted lists in the country and was arrested on August 17, this year for impersonating a lieutenant in the Nigerian Army.

“Mohammed confessed to be actively involved in the killings of some senior civil servants, security agents, and politicians in Damaturu who spoke against the activities of Boko Haram, particularly the former chairman of Damboa Council, Alhaji Lawal Kawu.

“He also took part in the attack on the old Police Headquarters in Damaturu, where some policemen were killed and large quantity of arms and ammunition carted away.

“In addition, he was among the terrorists that attacked Damaturu Prison, burnt some primary schools, the State CID office and the Police Safety Vehicle, among others.

“The suspect revealed to JTF that he and 15 other members of the organization were intensively trained for three months on G3 and AK 47 rifles, as well as in assassinations and special operations in Niger Republic.

“He also revealed names of some security personnel that participated in terrorists’ attacks in Borno and Yobe states.”

Recently, the Joint Task Force has recorded a string of successes against Boko Haram, including the killing of the sect’s spokesman, Abu Qaqa.

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Comments (38)

  1. just as gadfi of libia said before his death, Nigeria should devide along religious line before it is too late. I see wide spread violence, chaos in the coming days.

  2. just as gadfi of libia said before his death, Nigeria should devide along religious line before it is too late. I see wide spread violence, chaos in the coming days.

  3. ''According to the statement, Mohammed had been on the wanted lists in the country and was arrested on August 17, this year for impersonating a lieutenant in the Nigerian Army.'' It is either that this news is fake or the editor of this news made mistake with the date stated here.

  4. This imformation is stale , as Sagir musa is now a colonel and in tradock minna , the picture is his but as a lt col

  5. This news was in circulation over a year ago now. it's old gist if it's true sha. over a year now has passed but where is the guy?

  6. This is untrue : The guy in the picture is a Lt Colonel, not an immigration offcier.

  7. Sir, but he was never scheduled to visit Chibok, his appointment was for Paris to discuss about the insurgents.

  8. Sir, but he was never scheduled to visit Chibok, his appointment was for Paris to discuss about the insurgents.

  9. Good observation Joyce. Also, this guy appears to be a Lt Colonel in the Army and not an Immigration Officer. He named some security personnel as his partners in crime, what he has failed to do is to name those bankrolling their heartless and barbaric acts.

  10. the owner of this blog and the author of this post are nothing but imbecile ..idiotic moron…..old shit …mtchwwww wetin carry me come here now….wate of data..guy go learn jounalism

  11. the owner of this blog and the author of this post are nothing but imbecile ..idiotic moron…..old shit …mtchwwww wetin carry me come here now….wate of data..guy go learn jounalism

  12. "…arrested on August 17 this year…" This is an all-time low for journalism.

  13. This blogger or who ever wrote this is an idiot. This is just a ploy to get traffic to his stupid site

  14. This blogger or who ever wrote this is an idiot. This is just a ploy to get traffic to his stupid site

  15. Pls can we knw d names of d members mention by grema

  16. The President said it that Boko Haram has infiltrated the millitary and the government.. Now we all can see the veracity of his statement with the confessional statement from an insider. We can also see why he has refused to visit Chibok. He who runs away, lives to fight another day. Shine your eyes.

  17. This is not true. Show us video of this person and lets stop creating stories of arrest of Boko Haram. Nigeria security have never arrested any Boko Haram member. They just create stories to create an impression that they are working.

  18. This is absolutely nonsence, u guys should wake up nd face reality instead of talking rebish here, Biafra is d answer else all Nigerians including u all will die in d hands of so called Boko haram what nd see

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  20. Mr Stanley Azuakola you're a disgrace to the journalism profession.You were in a hurry to post this crap that you didn't take time to proof read it.

  21. This news is not correct. Am i missing something? The date and month of this news donesn't match.

  22. hahaha ynaija remember today is 19th May and the Officer in question was arrested on August 17th this year. Then tell me who are the real boko haram? I believe you knew them so expose them before they expose you. bullshit kawai

  23. No more girls in town…….pls bring back our girls we are missing them

  24. Bring peace τ̣̣̥ø̲̣̣ our nation, dear Lord Jesus

  25. Pingback: JTF arrests more security operatives connected to Boko Haram | YNaija

  26. Those who kill by d sword most surely die by d sword,.

  27. It is well with us in JESUS name. Amen O˚˚˚°º

  28. Our prayers is at work,and d almighty God has promised us peace in d land n that peace has come to stay,more revelations are yet to come,they must all be exposed one after d other in Jesus name Amen

  29. Many lives has been wasted by this bloody terrorist called boko aram,,, ,please govt we look up to you for quick action and fair justice on those who where been mentioned. They should be brought to book and be brutalised by all means.

  30. They have done their own.God gave them enough time to repent,they refused.Now is time for God almighty, the God of Abraham,Isaac,Jacob and the God of Isreal who saved Isreal from captivity is here again to do it for his people and servants- the masses

  31. Prayers answer. They will continued to be smoked out.

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