How I Joined Boko Haram, Bombed Several Places in Abuja – Abdulmalik

How I Joined Boko Haram, Bombed Several Places in Abuja – Abdulmalik


A top commander of the Boko Haram insurgents, Umar Abdulmalik, who was arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, in Lagos State, has revealed how he joined the Islamic sect.

Abdulmalik was arrested for carrying out several bombings, bank robberies and killings within the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, Owo, Ondo State and Lokoja Kogi State.

The 30-year-old Okene-born suspect was alleged to have killed over 200 persons before his arrest.

He told Vanguard that a radical Islamic cleric, identified as Mallam Mustapha, indoctrinated him into the deadly sect.

He said, “We robbed banks to sustain the jihad.

“I joined one of the Boko Haram cells in Okene headed by one Zeeidi and we carried out several bombings within Kaduna, Kano and Abuja.

“Zeeidi was the person providing the bombs and my job then was to take them to our target locations.

“After a while, the Department of State Security infiltrated our cell and they started arresting members of our group. Mallam Mustapha was arrested and his mosque was demolished.””

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