He relocated from Maiduguri, Borno State, the base of the Islamist sect to marry in Kaduna where he operated as a drycleaner in Ungwan Sanusi area of the metropolis until yesterday when in a commando style, he was captured from his residence.
As Isah was being led away, he was screaming, “yan, Boko Haram ne” meaning, They are Boko Haram members, ” even as the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) said all Nigerians must join hands to stop the sect.
Mallam Isah, a dry cleaner, who resides in Kwana Mai shai of Ungwa Sanusi in Kaduna South Local Government Area, fled from the sect in Maiduguri and relocated to Kaduna about six months ago.
A source who did not want to be named, told our correspondent who visited the area that, Mallam Isah repented from being a terrorist for fear of being killed, ran to Kaduna for safety.
The source noted that “Isah secretly went back to Maiduguri to pick his fiancé whom he later got married to in Kaduna two months ago. Unknown to him, his movements and activities were being monitored by the sect members who eventually trailed him to Kaduna”.
He said, “the taking away of Mallam Isah caused so much panic in the area. When they came, we thought they were security operatives, they were about seven of them and they came into the compound at about 6:30pm some few minutes before the Magrib prayers.
“They were shooting sporadically into the air and went straight for Mallam Isah who was performing ablution and whisked him into their vehicle, a Toyota Hiace Bus and zoomed off immediately”.
Another eyewitness who identified himself as Malam Shehu, said that, “as he was being taken away, Isah was screaming ‘Yan Boko Haram ne! ‘Yan Boko Haram ne!! (They are Boko Haram members!) Yet, nobody could come to his rescue because the men were heavily armed”.
–African Herald Express