8 Boko Haram suspects confess to Chibok abduction

NIGERIA- The Nigerian Police Force on Wednesday said that eight suspects had confessed to their involvement in the Chibok missing girls in 2014, the suspects are members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

The mass abduction of girls, about 270 of them in Chibok at a school in North eastern parts of Nigeria caused global outage and the campaign, Bring back our girls and brought expose to the terror group on a global level. The group has killed over 30 000 people since 2009 in an insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic state in northeast Nigeria.

Abba Kyari, deputy commissioner of police, said 22 suspected members of the militant group were arrested in many other locations around the neighbouring northeastern states of Yobe and Borno.

Kyari said, “Eight of them, including a commander, have confessed to being involved in the planning and kidnap of Chibok girls,”

“It was an intelligence-led operation. We have been monitoring them for about six months to one year,” said Kyari, who led the team.

This year Nigerian authorities have convicted two Boko Haram members for their purported role in the kidnapping of the Chibok girls, they were sentenced to 15 and 20 years.

These convictions come at a time when there are mass trials of more than 1600 suspected members of Boko Haram and connected to their insurgency.

Photo Credit- The Jim Bakker Show

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