By Ibrahim Imam – The Nigerian Army has arrested a suspected Boko Haram financier and stimulant dealer, even as troops of 112 battalion and Special Forces jointly raided a terrorist camp at Bulungwa Naibe in Dikwa Borno state Monday.
The Army, in a statement, said “troops intercepted and arrested the suspected Boko Haram financier and stimulants dealer, Mohammed Maina in Bama, Bama Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State.
“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”, Army spokesman Sani Usman said in a statement Tuesday.
According to Usman, “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 sympathizers along that axis and send same to the terrorists camps.
Similarly, 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.
“It will be recalled that the terrorists used to launch attacks on hapless civilians in Dikwa general area.
“Morale of troops remain very high and they are ever ready to continue with their duty in the most professional and responsive manner”, it added.