Kyari disclosed that Abdulmalik was one of the most deadly and wanted Boko Haram leader, bank robber, assassin and explosive expert in Abuja.
He is also said to be the gang-leader of the killing of seven police officers in Galadimawa roundabout, as well as Lugbe police officers’ killing, Gwagwalada area police killings – all in Abuja.
In a Facebook post, Kyari wrote: “Glory be to GOD Almighty: Umar Abdulmalik the Most Deadly and Most wanted Boko Haram leader/Bank Robber/Assassin and Explosive Expert in Abuja, Mastermind of the Kuje and Nyanya Abuja Bombings Of 2015 has been arrested.
“Gang-leader Of Galadimawa, overall Commander Of Edo and Ondo State Multiple Bank robberies, several killings in Okene axis of Kogi.
“He was the Grand Commander Of the Attack and Rescue operations of the Prison in Niger State early this year where he lost one of his eyes During the Operation which led to the escape of over 100 prisoners.
“The most wanted Suspect was arrested by IRT Special team today after he escaped with bullet wounds from Abuja 3 weeks ago when IRT teams arrested 4 of his Gang members and recovered four AK47 Rifles And Hundreds Of ammunitions.
“Today is one of the happiest Days of my Life. Massive Celebration as the Person Responsible for Hundreds of death of Innocent Citizens and Police Officers across the Nation has been apprehended. Kudos to Nigeria Police force, Kudos to IGP Ibrahim Idris, Kudos to IRT.”