Four suspected Boko Haram members were on Thursday arrested by the Edo State Police Command.
A report had it that the suspects escaped into the state after perpetrating crimes in Kogi State.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed DanMallam, revealed the development while speaking with NAN in Benin.
DanMallam stated that the insurgents were apprehended following a piece of information about their hide-out in Afuze Edo North Senatorial District.
He stated that during interrogation, one of the suspects confessed to have killed 40 of his victims, while another revealed that he escaped from Koton Karfi Prison in 2014 and also was involved in an armed robbery in Ekiti in 2013.
DanMallam stated that the suspects would be handed over to the Kogi State Police Command for further interrogation as the crimes were carried out in their state.
He claimed that since the inauguration of “Operation Puff Adder” in the state, the command has recorded achievements in the fight against crime and criminality.
He further revealed that the command has arrested 34 suspects in connection with armed robbery, and four others arrested in connection with kidnapping.
DanMallam also stated that 32 suspected cultist was arrested with 10 different arms and
215 ammunitions were recovered.
He revealed that nine victims were rescued from suspected kidnappers, while 11 vehicles were also recovered.
While speaking on the clash by cult groups in Benin on Monday, he debunked the report that any life was lost in the clash.
“We arrested two of them who are still with us and under investigation because they are from rival groups.”
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