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Army ‘Arrests’ Boko Haram’s National ID Card Makers



The Nigeria army has confirmed the arrest of some producers of fake National ID Card and other documents for Boko Haram.

Spokesman of the seventh division of the army, Col. Tukur Gasau, disclosed this to journalists in Maiduguri on Thursday.

“A business centre around Post Office area in Maiduguri was identified as an accomplice of Boko Haram terrorists by producing national identity cards and other documents for the terrorists,” he said.

“The operators of the centre were apprehended after a Boko Haram suspect earlier arrested, confessed to the joint investigation centre that the suspects were in the business of producing the ID cards for the terrorists group.

“Among the items recovered from the suspects were computer laptops, memory sticks, still camera etc.

“It was discovered that the accomplices produce fake national ID cards and other documents for the terrorists in the business centre.

“These documents enable the terrorists to move freely to various destinations and carry out their terrorists activities killing and inflicting hardship on the law-abiding citizens of the country.”

This latest arrest is coming a day after the army announced that it had nabbed 33 Boko Haram food suppliers in Borno state.

However, the military maintains that the insurgents have been dislodged, but President Muhammadu Buhari is considering a negotiation with them for the abducted Chibok girls.