Nigerian troops have arrested a suspected Boko Haram financier and stimulants dealer, Mohammed Maina in Bama, Bama Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State, Colonel Sani Usman, spokesperson for the Nigerian Army said in statement on Tuesday.
The Army said the suspect, a native of Ngurosoye came from Shuari village in Bama LGA, he was arrested with the sum of One Million Naira cash and some items. Colonel Usman said investigation revealed that Mohammed supplies them Kolanuts and other items especially stimulants.
Maina was also said to have revealed that kolanuts is in high demand among the terrorists as it keeps them active at night. The military said it is apparent also that Maina 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.
In the same vein, Colonel Usman 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.
Colonel Sani Usman said in a statement that 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.
Other items he said were seized include 5 AK-47 rifles, 1 Fabrique Nationale rifle and 2 Sewing Machines used for sewing uniforms by the terrorists. Usman also said troops morale remains very high and they are ever ready to continue with their duty in the most professional and responsive manner.