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– The Nigerian Army has gone tough against some suspected collaborators and saboteurs in the fight against Boko Haram
– The spokesperson of the Nigerian Army announced that some officers and policemen are among the Nigerians arrested for this reason
Within the last 24 hours, 32 Boko Haram informants have been arrested according to information released by the Nigerian Army.
These 32 arrested collaborators and saboteurs comprise of two army officers, two soldiers, two police officers and 26 civilians.
Spokesperson of the army, n, confirmed the arrest of the collaborators.
A short statement signed by Usman said: “Please be informed the ongoing investigation on suspected Boko Haram terrorists collaborators and saboteurs in the fight against terrorism and insurgency has led to the arrest of nine more persons over the last 24 hours, thus bringing the number to 30; this comprises of two officers, two soldiers, two policemen and 26 civilians.
“Many more suspects would be arrested and prosecuted based on evidences against them and level of culpability.”
According to him, those arrested would be prosecuted based on the evidences against them.
The arrest of some of the collaborators has now confirmed earlier reports of saboteurs within the military strengthening the insurgents and making them attack successfully.
While the military says what Nigerians currently witness are vestiges of the insurgents, hunters and some of the terrorists clashed recently.
Meanwhile, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has also reported that it has arrested five drug dealers with 2500kg of illicit drugs meant for Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.
Speaking about the arrest of the suspects, the commissioner for Justice and Attorney General in the state, Kaka Lawan Shehu, said: “Despite logistics problem facing Borno Command of NDLEA, just last week they made significant arrest of 5 drug barons in Maiduguri and Biu.
“The substances consist of 14 jerry cans of 25 litres of ‘suck and die elements’, Cannabis 235kg, 50kg of tramodol and other deadly substance meant for supply to the terrorist groups.”
Daily Trust also quotes the Commander of the Borno state NDLEA, Barrister Ona Ogilegwe, as saying that 22 tonnes of illicit drugs would soon be destroyed.
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