Nigerian Soldier Caught Supplying Weapons To Boko Haram Terrorists
The Nigerian Army on Friday said it has arrested a former soldier suspected to be gunrunner at Boi in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
It was learnt that the suspect who was a dismissed soldier from 5 Bde Damasak was supplying weapons to Boko Haram members in the State.
The army said this in its “Report On Joint Task Force Operational Activities as at 28 July 2023” made available to Journalists on Friday.
The statement partly reads “On 18 July 23, troops arrested one suspected gunrunner at Boi in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was a dismissed soldier from 5 Bde Damasak. Troops recovered 2 pistols, 2 magazines and 8 rounds of 9 mm ammo.”
“On the same day, troops in another operation arrested 2 suspected Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists’ logistic suppliers at Kukareta Mkt in Damaturu LGA of Yobe State and recovered 2 mobile phones and the sum Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Sixty-Five Naira (N7,265.00) only among other sundry items,” the statement added.