Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mastermind behind the kidnap of Italian and British hostages dies in police custody

The suspected mastermind of the abduction of the British and Italian nationals Abu Mohammed has died in custody of the SSS.

Officials of the SSS told journalists on Wednesday that Mohammed died from injuries he sustained during a raid of his hideout at Layin Hanwa Area of Zaria.

According to the SSS, Mohammed was having a Shura Council, the Boko Haram highest decision making body, meeting with members of his when the security operatives stormed the venue of the meeting.

The SSS revealed that in the exchange of gunfire which ensured during the raid a soldier was killed and his throat slashed while one service prsonnel was seriously injured.

Mohammed and other suspects sustained varoius degrees of injuries.


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