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A screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows group leader Abubakar Shekau Boko Haram (AFP)
A screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows group leader Abubakar Shekau Boko Haram (AFP)
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Army arrests Boko Haram’s fuel supplier

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The Nigerian Army has arrested a man who supplies petrol to Boko Haram terrorists in their hideouts, a spokesperson has said.

The Army’s 7-Division also arrested some impostors who had been posing as members of the force to extort money from terrorism suspects.

The suspects were identified as Alhaji Baba, Abubakar Tijani Lawan and Umar Ali. This was disclosed via a statement released by army spokesman, Colonel Tukur Gusau.

The statement reads:

“The Nigerian Army viewed this act of criminality as a well calculated attempt by some Boko Haram collaborators and sympathizers to bring to ridicule the successes recorded through the combined efforts of the army and the air force under Operation Lafiya Dole.

“It has become imperative to alert the general public on the activities of such criminals. You are also requested to promptly report such criminals to the nearest military base or any other security agencies offices.”

The fuel supplier was identified as Bashir Ali and he reportedly confessed to delivering 3000 litres of petroleum products to the terrorists daily.