Three deadly Boko Haram members stationed at a cattle market in Maiduguri aiding activities of Boko Haram have been captured.
Boko Haram member (File Photo)
The Borno State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Wednesday said it had arrested three suspected members of the Boko Haram sect at the Maiduguri cattle market.
The Commandant of the NSCDC in the state, Mr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Maiduguri.
Abdullahi said that two of the suspects were drivers of the insurgents’ groups, while one of them was their agent who was based in Maiduguri.
He said, “You will recall that we had raised alarm that there are some agents of Boko Haram who are aiding activities of Boko Haram, especially at the Maiduguri cattle market known as ” Kasuwar Shanu”.
“They normally transport cows from Boko Haram and sell them for the insurgents. The bad elements will then transport the proceeds to Boko Haram in their hideouts.”
Abdullahi said that the command was working with other security agencies to curtail all Boko Haram activities, their sympathisers and collaborators in the country.