- A suspected Boko Haram logistics supplier has been arrested by officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno
- The 35-year-old suspect identified as Bakura Ibrahim was nabbed at Muna Garage, Maiduguri on Saturday, June 6
- The development was confirmed by Ibrahim Abdullahi, Borno state NSCDC commandant in Maiduguri
Operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno state command have arrested a suspected Boko Haram logistics supplier.
Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Borno state NSCDC commandant who confirmed this in Maiduguri on Thursday, June 11, noted that the suspect was apprehended with a car filled with fuel and other commodities.
Abdullahi said that the suspect, Bakura Ibrahim, was nabbed by men at the Muna Garage along Gamboru Ngala Road, Maiduguri on Saturday, June 6.
Items found with the 35-year-old include 24 jerry cans of 25 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), 7 cartons of traditional medicine, 10 bags of fishing hooks and nets, and sex enhancement drugs.
The commandant went on to note that through the collaboration with other security agencies in Borno, NSCDC has recorded tremendous success in the fight against crime.
The commandant said that the command has so far arrested three high profile Boko Haram terrorists and handed them to military authorities for necessary action in 2020.
He attributed the recent spike in terrorist attacks to activities of informants, logistics suppliers, and sympathizers who are living among residents of the state.
“The command came to the conclusion that the rise in attacks is due to logistics supplies and sleeper cells which are very active in the society, hence we intensified our intelligence gathering which yielded positive results,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that villagers numbering over 70 have been killed by men suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday afternoon, June 9, during a fresh attack in Borno state.
The attack, which was carried out in Faduma Koloram village in Gubio local government area of Borno, was said to have been unleashed on helpless locals around 12 pm.
Credible sources told multiple media that the attackers also killed over 300 cows and rustled nearly 1000.
Before attacking the Koloram village, the Boko Haram members had earlier unleashed terror on the residents of Malam Karamti village and Daban Shatta.
In other news, following the killing of many people in Borno by Boko Haram/Islam in West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists, President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the people of Nigeria over the sad incident.
The incident which occurred in Gubio village deeply shocked the president. This was disclosed in a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Wednesday, June 10.
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