The Nigerian Army said it has arrested 21 Boko Haram collaborators who were involved in cattle rustling which was used to finance Boko Haram. Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, wrote this on his Facebook page, one of the means which the army release information to the public through the social media.
“Such actions by these unpatriotic elements are likely to jeopardize our collective efforts of clearing the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in our country.” The army spokesman wrote.
This is the press release by the army.
ARREST OF BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS COLLABORATORS
As part of measures to stem the tide of livestock rustling which serves as another means of funding Boko Haram terrorists activities, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, in conjunction with other security agencies has taken measures to stop the criminality.
These measures have led to the arrest of some persons involved in aiding and abetting this heinous crime in the Theatre of Operation.
So far, 21 suspected persons have been arrested.
Preliminary investigation and profiling of the suspects has commenced.
Such actions by these unpatriotic elements are likely to jeopardize our collective efforts of clearing the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in our country.
Although investigations are ongoing, it is important to state that this is a warning to all those collaborators that aid and abet terrorism in the north east generally and Borno State in particular, to desist forthwith.
The Nigerian Army and indeed Operation LAFIYA DOLE would not tolerate such acts of sabotage from anybody.
Meanwhile, the general public is hereby encouraged to report any known or suspected illegality with regards to Operation LAFIYA DOLE to the Security Agencies.
Thank you for your kind cooperation.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman
Acting Director Army Public Relations