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Police arrest wanted Ambazonian separatist leader in Taraba

Nov 11, 2022

The Cameroon Ambazonia commander terrorizing some Nigerian communities bordering the Republic of Cameroon for years, has been arrested by Taraba police command.

 

Addressing a press conference in Jalingo, the state capital, Taraba’s Commissioner of Police, Abimbola Sokoya said the arrest of the Ambazonia leader, popularly known as General Bazil, is sequel to intelligence gathering over the years on his nefarious acts.

 

Shortly after Bazil was arrested in Kurmi Local Government Area of the state, other Ambazonian rebels began threatening to burn down the community should he not be handed back to them.

 

Sokoya said; 

 

“It is a fact that the Commander of Ambazonia separatist warlords was arrested here in Nigeria.

“The antecedent was that he will commit a crime here in Nigeria, he will run to Cameroon, commit a crime in Cameroon and run down to Nigeria. Eventually, through the help of our community there, we were able to arrest him and I give you the assurance that he will be prosecuted.”

 

The police commissioner also used the opportunity of the press conference to warn against vote buying, thuggery and social vices that could lead to violence, insisting the Command will not tolerate trouble makers in the 2023 polls.

 

The commissioner added; 

 

“We should all abide by the new Electoral Act, avoid all forms of violence. I want to assure that with the step taken by political party leaders here, Taraba will be free of violence, no vote buying, slanderous words by opponents, destruction of political party billboards among others.

“By virtue of this exercise which is pivoted on the magnanimity of the Inspector General of Police, I want to reiterate here that the fact that we are focusing on election does not mean that we have already suspended or forgotten about our statutory duties in the maintenance of law and order.”