The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it had arrested a suspected financier of Boko Haram terrorist group, Mohammed Maina.
Army spokesman,Colonel Sani Usman, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja, said Maina who sells and supplies stimulants used by the insurgents, was arrested in Bama, Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
According to the statement, the suspect hails from Shuari village in Bama and the sum of One Million Naira cash and other items were found on him at the time of his arrest.
“Investigation revealed that Mohammed supplies them Kolanuts and other items especially stimulants.
“It is apparent also that he plies Maiduguri-Dikwa-Kulli axis where he gathers monetary and other materials contributions from Boko Haram sympathizers along that axis and send same to the terrorists camps.
“During the operation, quite a number of the Boko Haram terrorists were killed and the following items were recovered; 1 Buffalo vehicle mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun, a Rocket Propelled Grenade, 2 Machine Guns and 1 Sub-machine Gun,” the statement said.
It added that the army also recovered 5 AK-47 rifles, 1 Fabrique Nationale rifle and 2 Sewing Machines used for sewing uniforms by the terrorists.