The Taraba Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two
wanted Boko Haram commanders in the state.
One of the commanders, Ali Audu, was arrested in Tella,
Gassol Local Government Area while the other,
Abdulmumini Abdullahi, was nabbed in Bali Local
The Commissioner of Police, Shaba Alkali, made the
announcement on Wednesday in Jalingo at a press
He said the two men had been handed over to the military in
“We have arrested two confirmed Boko Haram commanders
in Gassol and Bali Local Government Areas of the state.
“The command has since handed over the two kingpins, Ali
Audu, alias Dungu and Abdulmumini Abdullahi from Yadi
Burni in Yobe to the military base in Yobe,” he said.
Mr. Alkali said Mr. Audu was arrested on February 22 in
Tella and transferred to Yobe the following day, while Mr.
Abdullahi was arrested in Bali on March 5 and transferred to
Yobe military base on March 7.
The police commissioner also confirmed the death of seven
persons in the ongoing communal crisis in Ibi Local
government Area of the state.
He vowed to deal with the perpetrators and their sponsors
“no matter how highly placed they might be”.
He said the command had already deployed enough men to
contain the situation and restore normalcy to the area.
Mr. Alkali appealed to the public to feel free to provide the
command with timely information to enable it tackle crime
in the state.