11 Months After, Vigilantes Arrest Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack Suspect

Nearly a year after bandits brazenly derailed a Kaduna-bound train, kidnapping scores; local vigilantes in Zuba area of Abuja have arrested a suspect linked to the attack.

The suspect identified as Bello Yellow was arrested in the early hours of Sunday when he alighted from a car around Dan-Kogi Motor Park, Daily Trust reports.

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According to the paper, the suspect was identified by members of Miyetti Allah Vigilantes.

“They called the attention of our members attached to the motor park for assistance. He was apprehended and taken to our office where he was searched and detained before being handed over to the police around 4am,” a source said.

In the course of an investigation, a sum of N103,000 and three sticks of cigarettes were found in the suspect’s possession.

The vigilante source stated that the Divisional Police Officer in Zuba personally came to their office with his men to pick up the suspect.

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“Though the Fulani vigilantes gave the suspect’s name as Bello Yellow, he calls himself Bature Shabe, and that he came from Ilorin in Kwara State and was on his way to Shenagu Forest near Zuba where his elder brother, Alhaji Shabe, resides,” the source added.

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WikkiTimes had on March 28, 2022, reported that bandits detonated explosives on the Abuja-Kaduna train and opened fire on about 970 passengers on board.


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