- The NDLEA has reduced the number of Boko Haram contacts by one
- One of the sponsors of the insurgents, Adama Uomar, was arrested on Thursday, April 1
- The suspect is a Chadian youth whose duty is to buy narcotics for the terrorists
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It seems that Nigeria's security forces and other anti-corruption agencies are serious with President Muhammadu Buhari's standing order to fish out sponsors of insurgency throughout the country.
Just one day after the president departed to the United Kingdom (UK) for his routine medical check-up, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has made an important catch.
According to a presidential media aide, Lauretta Onichie, the NDLEA on Thursday, April 1, announced that it arrested a hard drug provider for Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria.
The name of the 35-year-old suspect, who happens to be a Chadian national is Adama Uomar who procures narcotics for the insurgents in Taraba.
Onochie's tweet read:
"The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, @ndlea_nigeria, has arrested a member of the Boko Haram value chain, 35-year-old Chadian, Adama Uomar Issa who procures narcotics for Boko Haram insurgents in Taraba State.
"He was caught in possession of assorted hard drugs."
Earlier, the federal government had said that security agents had arrested some Nigerians funding Boko Haram terrorists.
The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, made this known on Tuesday, March 30.
Legit.ng gathered that Shehu insisted that people would be shocked when details of the investigation on how the sums of money were transferred to the group would be fully disclosed.
He said the sponsors include some bureau de change operators with contacts abroad.
Shehu also revealed that places of worship are used to harbour killers of security agents in the country, assuring that heads of intelligence agencies are working on it.
The presidential aide stated:
“It is shocking to many Nigerian that places of worship and farmland are places where killers of policemen, naval officers and military are being harboured. This discovery will shock you. But this is going on all over the country."