Troops Arrest Boko Haram Financier

Mohammed Maina

Nigerian troops on Monday arrested a Boko Haram financier who also supplies stimulants to the sect, in Bama, Borno State.

Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said that the arrested man, Mohammed Maina, who is from Shuari village in Bama local government, was arrested with N1, 000, 000 cash and other items.




    The army spokesman said that Investigations revealed that Mohammed supplies the Boko Haram members with Kolanuts and other items especially stimulants. He further revealed that kolanuts is in high demand among the terrorists as it keeps them active at night.

    “It is apparent also that he plies Maiduguri-Dikwa-Kulli axis where he gathers monetary and other materials contributions from Boko Haram sympathizers along that axis and send same to the terrorists camps,” Usman said.

    Stimulants

    In another development, the army spokesperson revealed that troops from 112 Battalion stationed in Mafa in a joint patrol with their Special Forces counterparts in Dikwa successfully raided a Boko Haram camp at Bulungwa in DIkwa local government area of Borno State.

    He explained that the operation led to the death of several members of the group, with different kinds of weapons recovered, including a buffalo vehicle mounted with an anti-aircraft gun, rocket propelled grenade, two machine guns, a sub-machine gun, five AK-47 rifles, a Fabrique Nationale rifle, and two sewing machines used for sewing uniforms by the terrorists.

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