Maiduguri - The Nigerian Army on Wednesday arrested three Boko Haram terrorists at Maiduguri cattle market.
This is contained in a statement issued on Thursday by its spokesperson Colonel Sani Usman.
He said, “On Wednesday morning at the cattle market, Maiduguri, Borno State, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE with assistance of Civilian JTF, arrested 3 suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorists group.
“The suspects include Abba Go Dallagio, Abba Fanned and Alhaji Nwariye. During preliminary investigation they claimed that they entered into Maiduguri through Mafa with about 200 cows for sale at Maiduguri cattle market.
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“The suspects further stated that they are part of logistics elements of the Boko Haram terrorists group that assist in selling cows for the insurgents. They further added that proceeds are remitted to the terrorists to fund their nefarious activities. So far, troops have identified and isolated 23 cows at the cattle market.
“Similarly, one of their agent and spy at the market, Alhaji Ajid Umar, has also been arrested. A total of 170 cows were isolated in connection with him.
“All the suspects are in undergoing preliminary investigation,” he concluded.
- News 24