Troops Arrest Army Officers, Police  Suspected Of Aiding Boko Haram


Nigerian troops have announced the arrest of nine suspects accused of aiding the Boko Haram terrorists in the Northeast.

This brings the number of suspects arrested in the last two days to 30 as army spokesman, Sani Usman, said 21 other suspects were arrested on Monday.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Usman said the suspects included two officers, two soldiers, two policemen and 26 civilians.

    He disclosed that investigation carried out on the 21 suspected collaborators and saboteurs earlier arrested led to the nabbing of the nine.

    “Many more suspects would be arrested and prosecuted based on evidences against them and level of culpability,’’ he said.

    The army spokesman described the suspects as “unpatriotic elements’’ whose acts were “likely to jeopardise’’ the collective efforts of the Nigerian military to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.

    He advised members of the public to report any known or suspected illegality with regards to Operation Lafiya Dole to security agencies.


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