Troops nab Boko Haram financier, raid camp

Posted by News Express | 6 October 2015 | 3,965 times

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Nigerian troops battling Boko Haram have intercepted and arrested a suspected financier of the terrorist group, the Nigerian Army announced this morning. 

Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, gave the suspect’s name as Mohammed Maina, disclosing that he was nabbed in Bama, Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. Col. Usman said in a statement: “The suspect, a native of Ngurosoye came from Shuari village in Bama LGA, was arrested with the sum of One Million Naira cash and some items.

“Investigation revealed that Mohammed supplies them 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 sympathisers along that axis and send same to the terrorists camps.”

The Army Spokesman also announced that troops of 112 Battalion and Special  Forces in Mafa and Dikwa respectively on a joint fighting patrol raided a Boko Haram camp at Bulungwa Naibe in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State yesterday.

“During the operation, quite a number of the Boko Haram terrorists were killed and the following items were recovered; 1 Buffalo vehicle mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun, a Rocket Propelled Grenade, 2 Machine Guns and 1 Sub-machine Gun. Others include 5 AK-47 rifles, 1 Fabrique Nationale rifle and 2 Sewing Machines used for sewing uniforms by the terrorists," Col. Usman said.

He recalled that the terrorists used to launch attacks on hapless civilians in Dikwa general area. “We are glad to report that troops morale remains very high and they are ever ready to continue with their duty in the most professional and responsive manner,” the Army Spokesman stated.

•Photo shows suspected Boko Haram financier Mohammed Maina.

Source: News Express

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