The Kano State Police Command yesterday said it has arrested Augustine Effiong (aka Abubakar Garba) as one of the suspects behind the recent attack on Christian followers at Bayero University Kano (BUK).
Effiong, an indigene of Akwa Ibom was born and brought up at Maiduguri before he later converted to Islam. The police said, “he has been transferred to Abuja for discreet investigations”.
The command said Effiong was arrested over an attempt to murder a civilian at Danlasan Village in Warawa Local Government Area of Kano state.
During the preliminary investigation, the suspect, a resident of Bulunkutu Abuja Quaters in Maiduguri confessed to have relocated to the Kano state last April.
He also confessed to have participated in series of attacks, killings of policemen and military personnel in the state in the wake of attacks launched on Kano early this year.