A new twist has emerged in the unfolding story of arrest of Mohammed Shuaibu Bama, a commander of Boko Haram sect in the house of a senator.Though JTF did not name the politician in whose house Bama was arrested,sources have said it was Senator Ahmed Zanna’s house in Maiduguri.But this report has drawn a swift denial by the senator.
Reports said Senator Zanna has debunked reports that Bama was arrested in his house. “They did not arrest him in my house” ,he told reporters by telephone. The palpably shocked senator said “They said they arrested the man in the house of a lawmaker in Damboa Road, and there is no any lawmaker in Damboa Road except me..They did not arrest him in my house, they went to my house but did not find him, and instead they arrested children in my house and put them inside hot sun and started beating them. And they asked them whether they know Shuaibu Bama, and one of the boys answered yes. He then took them to where they arrest Shuaibu Bama.”
Senator Zanna however confirmed that Bama is his relation: “Shuaibu Bama is a son of my sister. But the lie is what they are saying that they arrested him in my house, which is lie. And we cannot hide or harbour a Boko Haram sect member. And since he was not arrested in my house, they should go and investigate his relationship with people they arrested him in their house. I don’t know anything about it and just heard yesterday.”
With reports from Sahara Reporters