Why I Gave Boko Haram Sect Members N1.5m – Senator Ahmed Zanna

Senator Ahmed Zanna

Senator Ahmed Zanna

Serving Senator Khalifa Ahmed Zanna representing Borno Central, who was summoned by the Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday for allegedly arresting a high profile Boko Haram member in his house, has explained why he gave the terrorist group N1.5 million.

The Joint Task Force, JTF, had on Thursday announced the arrest of Shuaib Mohammed Bama in Maiduguri, the Borno capital, describing him as “a high profile Boko Haram Commander who has been on the list of wanted terrorists operating between Bama and Maiduguri”.

The security agency later linked him to “a serving senator’s house along Damboa Road, GRA Maiduguri”.

However, the Senator, who turned himself in around noon Monday at the DSS headquarters in Abuja, while been interrogated, explained the reason why he gave about N1.5 million to Boko Haram members to buy Sallah rams.

Zanna told his interrogators that he gave N1.5 million for Sallah rams to the sect members following their threat to attack him.

He explained that the sect members forcefully took his aide to his house for a search, where they retrieved N250,000 with a message that he should provide them with a sum of N10 million or else they would come for him.

The senator, who was released last night, is expected back at the DSS headquarters Tuesday, in continuation of investigations.

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    But, must he be released?

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