January 23, (THEWILL) – A suspect linked to the Abuja-Kaduna train attack, Bello Yellow, has been arrested by vigilantes at Zuba town, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The suspect was arrested in the early hours of Sunday when he alighted from a car around Dan-Kogi Motor Park.
A vigilante source told newsmen that the suspect was sighted by members of the 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,” the source said, adding that in the course of the investigation, N103,000 cash was found in his possession, as well as three sticks of cigarette and a lighter.
The vigilante source said the Divisional Police Officer in Zuba personally came to their office with his men to pick up the suspect.
“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.
Suspected terrorists had on March 28, 2022, attacked an Abuja–Kaduna bound train, in Katari, Kaduna State and abducted 62 passengers.
At least eight passengers were killed, including Amin Mahmoud, a youth leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC); Chinelo Megafu Chinelo, a medical doctor; and Barrister Musa Lawal-Ozigi, Secretary-General, Trade Union Congress (TUC).