Abuja - A businessman accused of participating actively in the Boko Haram's abduction of schoolgirls from Chibok in 2014 has been arrested , reports Thisday.
The man, Babuji Ya'ari was arrested by Nigerian troops in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, the spokesman of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) who disclosed the arrest, said Babuji Ya'ari headed a terrorists' intelligence cell for the Islamic extremists while masquerading as a member of the self-defense Youth Vigilante Group.
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Olukolade stated that Ya'ari has coordinated several deadly attacks since 2011 on Maiduguri, and spearheaded the May 2014 assassination of the Emir of Gwoza, a religious and traditional ruler who was targeted for speaking out against Boko Haram's extremism.
He noted the arrest has also yielded some vital information and facilitated the arrest of other members of the terrorists' intelligence cell who are women.
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- News 24