March 16, 2017 – Boko Haram Petrol Supplier, Smuggler Arrested As 9 Terrorists Voluntarily Surrender In Borno
The Nigerian army has arrested a 45-year-old Boko Haram terrorist at Bayemari, Makinta Ibrahim, confirmed to be the supplier of petrol and other items to the remnants of the insurgents.
Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the army spokesman, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Thursday, said the suspect hailed from Yaro Grematalti Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe.
Usman said that the troops had also arrested another suspected Boko Haram terrorist whose name, age and origin could not be ascertained for now as he pretended to be deaf and dumb.
“However, he was found to be in possession of eight functioning cell phones;a bunch of keys; two passport photographs; two amulet charms and a transistor radio.
“Both of the suspects are being further investigated,” he said.
Meanwhile, Usman said that nine key Boko Haram terrorists from Tambashe village, Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno, had voluntarily surrendered to troops deployed along Dikwa-Gulumba Gana road.
According to him, the suspects claimed to be tired of the situation under the Boko Haram terrorists group and willingly offered themselves to troops as a mark of repentance.
“Nevertheless, the repentant suspects are further being investigated,” he said.