Troops arrest 7 Boko Haram logistics suppliers, bust kidnap syndicate, rescue 5 victims
By Zagazola Makama
The Troops of 195 Battalion, Operation Hadin Kai have arrested 7 Boko Haram Logistics Suppliers and kidnappers in the outskirt of Maidugiri, in the North East of Borno state.
The suspects include; Hadiza Ali, Kelo Abba, Mariam Aji, Kamsilum Ali, Ngubdo Modu and Abiso Lawan among others.
An Intelligence Officer told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad that the they were discovered with large quantities of logistics meant for the Boko Haram terrorists.
“During searching, different items including Large quantities of fuel mosquito nets, Noodles amongst others were recovered.
They however, became suspicious when large quantities of garri concealed in gallons and hidden beneath the Vehicles was discovered.
“Upon systematic interrogation, the females confessed being Boko Haram members operating within Muna Garage IDP Camp , Mafa and Dikwa with their Fighters Camp at Boboshe and Gulumba Riverline in Dikwa Local Government Area.
“They revealed that the garri were packed in the gallons in other to beat check points and also to help preserve its against rain as the GARRI and other item are burried in the ground at their agreed exchange points, where their fighter collect them.
“They also admitted acquiring for their Fighters kidnap targets based on valuation of individuals, based on sometimes number of cows owned or size of farms.
“They also informed troops that they were given money ranging from N50, 000 – N20, 000 for each trip and goes for about 2 – 3 trips a day depending of the activities of soldiers.
Following this information troops immediately embarked on follow up operation to the Boko Haram camp and contact was made around GAZA where one Boko Haram was neutralized,