Two suspected members of the Boko Haram militants disguising as members of the Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’a Wa’iqamitis Sunna (JIBWIS) First Aid Group have been arrested and handed over to the police.
The National Director of JIBWIS First Aid Group, Malam Mustapha Imam Sitti, told Daily Trust in Zaria that the arrest followed an advice that was issued to all religious groups by the military on the possibility of terrorists to use their uniforms.
Police Area Commander in charge of Zaria headquarters, Muhammad D. Shehu, confirmed the arrest, explaining that the two suspects would be transferred to the police state command.
Sitti said: “the first suspect was caught fully dressed in our uniform. Members of our First Aid Group (‘Yan Agaji) have their uniform. Following the military’s advice, we have introduced certain security measures.
“Through those measures, our members can identify themselves anywhere they meet. This was how we arrested the suspect and handed him over to the police.
“On investigation, it was discovered that the first suspect was operating under the leadership of one.”