Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Nigerian Military Arrest Boko Haram Financier

Nigerian Military Arrest Boko Haram Financier 
Men of the Nigerian military have arrested a man, Mohammed Maina, who is suspected to be involved in financing the activities of Boko Haram terrorists.

The army spokesperson Sani Usman in a statement said some troops of 112 battalion and special  forces in Mafa and Dikwa  arrested Maina, a native of Ngurosoye in Shuari village of Bama local government area, Borno state on Monday, October 5.

The suspect, the army spokesperson said supplies kola-nuts and other items especially stimulants to terrorists in their hideouts.
Money recovered from the suspect
“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,” Usman said.

Usman said the suspected terrorist had one million Naira and some items in his possession during his arrest.

“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.” he said.

Usman said during the operation, many terrorists were killed and various items including one buffalo vehicle mounted with an anti-aircraft gun, a rocket propelled grenade, two machine guns and one sub-machine gun.
Recovered weapons and terrorists flag
Others are five AK-47 rifles, one fabrique nationale rifle and two sewing machines  which the terrorists use in sewing their uniforms.
It will be recalled that the terrorists used to launch attacks on hapless civilians in Dikwa general area.

The Nigerian military in making progress to meet with the November deadline issued by the president have promised to clear the insurgents in the northeastern region before the said deadline.

Army chief Buratai Tukur on Wednesday, September 30 said the military was determined to meet the set deadline of defeating the insurgents by December.