JUST IN: Lafiya Dole Troops, Arrest Boko Haram Major Drugs Supplier In Maiduguri [Photos]
Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, on patrol from Bama to Pulka, intercepted suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ drugs and other logistics suppliers from Firgi and Zawan axis, of Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
A statement from the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said the suspected Boko Haram terrorists were intercepted at a crossing point, trying to cross into Sambisa forest yesterday.
The troops pursued them but were only able to apprehend 35-year-old Kadiri Umate, while others fled into the bush.
The patrol team recovered 35 packets of 500ml of Glocose Intravenous infusion (Drip), assorted analgenics and pain killer drugs, clothes, bathroom slippers, insecticides, salt, kolanuts and a bicycle.
The suspect who is currently in military custody is undergoing preliminary investigations.
In a related development, a suspected Boko Haram terrorists logistics and fuel supplier, Fantoma Lasani was arrested at the weekend by troops in conjunction with Civilian JTF at Muna garage when he came to pick his wife to finally relocate out of Maiduguri.
According to the statement, the suspect, who hailed from Flatari village, Bama Local Government Area, is among some unpatriotic elements in the society that had been supplying Boko Haram terrorists with Premium Motor Spirit, petrol, and Automative Gas Oil, diesel, in Bama, Gwoza and Sambisa areas.