Boko Haram’s Drug Supplier Nabbed


Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have captured Kadiri Umate, a suspected drugs supplier to the Boko Haram terrorists.

The suspect was arrested at Firgi and Zawan axis of Bama Local Governmnet Area, Borno State, while trying to cross into Sambisa forest.

Sani Usman, a Colonel and the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, said the suspect was sighted in company of other Boko Haram terrorists, at a crossing point.



    “The troops pursued them but were only able to apprehend Kadiri Umate, 35 years, while others fled into the bush,” Usman stated.

    He added that “the patrol team recovered 35 packets of 500ml of Glocose Intravenous infusion (Drip), assorted analgesics and pain killer drugs, clothes, bathroom slippers, insecticides, salt, kolanuts and a bicycle” from the suspect, who is currently “undergoing preliminary investigations.”

    The army spokesman further stated that in a related development, “a suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ logistics and fuel supplier, Fantoma Lasani was arrested by troops in conjunction with Civilian JTF at Muna garage when he came to pick his wife to finally relocate out of Maiduguri.”

    Usman described the suspect who hails from Flatari village in Bama Local Government Area, as “among the unpatriotic elements in the society that had been supplying Boko Haram terrorists with Premium Motor Spirit and Automative Gas Oil in Bama, Gwoza and Sambisa general area.”

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