Nigerian Troops in the Northeast has arrested 3 suspected Boko Haram members at a cattle market in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Army spokesman, Shehu Sani said the arrests were effected with assistance from members of the Civilian JTF.
The suspects are: Abba Go Dallagio, Abba Fanned and Alhaji Nwariye.”
Sani stated that “during preliminary investigation they (the suspects) claimed that they entered into Maiduguri through Mafa with about 200 cows for sale at Maiduguri cattle market.
They also confessed to be “part of logistics elements of the terrorists group that assist in selling cows for the insurgents”, adding that the proceeds are remitted to the terrorists to fund their activities.
So far, troops have identified and isolated 23 cows at the cattle market.
Similarly, one of their agent and spy at the market, Ajid Umar, has also been arrested. A total of 170 cows were isolated in connection with him.
“All the suspects are undergoing preliminary investigation”, Usman said.