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Nigerian Army Arrests Boko Haram Financier in Borno

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The Nigerian Army has confirmed the arrest of one Mohammed Maina, an alleged Boko Haram sponsor, in Bama, Borno state.

A statement issued by army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman 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.”

Col. Usman said investigation revealed that Mohammed supplies the sect with Kolanuts and other stimulants.

“He further revealed that kolanuts is in high demand among the terrorists as it keeps them active at night,”the army statement said.

More so, he noted that: “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.”

However, he added that troops of 112 Battalion and Special Forces in Mafa and Dikwa respectively on a joint patrol raided a Boko Haram camp at Bulungwa Naibe in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State yesterday.

Usman added that during the operation; “quite a number of the Boko Haram terrorists were killed and some items were recovered.”

They include: 1 Buffalo vehicle mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun, a Rocket Propelled Grenade, 2 Machine Guns and 1 Sub-machine Gun.

Others are: 5 AK-47 rifles, 1 Fabrique Nationale rifle and 2 Sewing Machines used for sewing uniforms by the terrorists, the statement added.