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 withi...