Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, A Boko Haram Member

Ogwuche is UK-born, former Lance Corporal in the Nigerian Army with Service No. SVC 95/ 104. He alongside Rufai Abubakar Tsiga allegedly masterminded the April 14 Nyanya bomb blast.

He is an indigene of Orokam, Ogbadibo LGA, Benue State. He studied Arabic Language at the International University of Africa, Sudan.

Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche is the son of a retired Colonel of Nigerian Army, Col. Abubakar Sadiq Ogwuche (rtd), the Chief Security Officer of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.

Ogwuche served in the intelligence unit of the Nigerian Army at Child Avenue, Arakan Barracks in Lagos, between 2001 and 2006. Following his deployment to the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, in 2006, Ogwuche deserted the army.

He was arrested on November 12, 2011, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on his arrival from the United Kingdom for suspected involvement in terrorism-related activities but was released to his father on October 15, 2012, following intense pressure from human rights activists who alleged rights’ violation.

Nyanya Bomb Blast: Key suspect, Ogwuche, extradited to Nigeria

Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche was arrested for his involvement in the Nyanya bombing of April 14 by efforts of the Interpol and the Nigeria Police in Sudan. He is the co-mastermind with Rufai Abubakar Tsiga, a Boko Haram leader, who both planned the Nyanya bomb blast.

Ogwuche, who was on Tuesday, 12th May 2014 declared wanted by the Department of State Services, DSS of Nigeria, and subsequently placed on the international police (Interpol) red alert. He was later arrested in Sudan.

One of his second cousin, who spoke to LEADERSHIP, said what Ogwuche did is unthinkable because “the Idomas are known to be industrious and peace-loving people, and not terrorists”.

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