Military arrests female Boko Haram informant
The military has again made a breakthrough in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgents with the arrest of a female informant to the dreaded terrorists.
According to the National Information Centre (NIC), the arrest came after bombs went off in Kaduna and Maiduguri on Tuesday.
The NIC confirmed the arrest of the accomplice and informant, Hafsat Bako.
The arrest was confirmed in a post on the Facebook page of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and also in a tweet by the Minister of State For Defence, Mr Musiliu Obanikoro, via his Twitter handle @MObanikoro.
Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, also confirmed the arrest of a businessman, Babuji Ya'ari, based in Maiduguri, Borno State, who allegedly helped the insurgents plan several attacks and murders under the cover of a pro-government vigilance group, Civil JTF, fighting Boko Haram.
Two women were also arrested, with one accused of coordinating payments to other “operatives.”
Olukolade said Ya'ari used his membership of the Civilian JTF “as a cover, while remaining an active terrorist.”