Nigerian Troops Arrest Boko Haram Drugs, Fuel Suppliers

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NIGERIAN Troops on patrol have arrested two suspected terrorists in Borno on Sunday, October 30, who supplied Boko Haram with drugs, logistics and fuel. In a statement on Sunday, Sani Usman, a colonel and Army spokesman, named the drugs’ supplier as Kadiri Umate, 35, and Fantoma Lasani, as the fuel supplier.

Usman said that Umate was arrested at Firgi and Zawan axis in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State, a suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ crossing point while trying to cross into Sambisa forest. “The patrol team recovered 35 packets of 500ml of Glucose Intravenous infusion (Drip), assorted analgesics and pain killer drugs, clothes, bathroom slippers, insecticides, salt, kolanuts and a bicycle. “The suspect is undergoing preliminary investigations,” Usman said.

He disclosed that Lasani was arrested by troops in conjunction with the Civilian JTF at Muna garage when he came to pick his wife to “finally relocate out of Maiduguri.” “The suspect, who hailed from Flatari village, Bama Local Government Area, is among some unpatriotic elements in the society that had been supplying Boko Haram terrorists with Premium Motor Spirit and Automative Gas Oil in Bama, Gwoza and Sambisa general area,” Usman said.

—  Oct 31, 2016 @ 14:35 GMT

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