Troops Arrest Two Suspected ISWAP/Boko Haram Logistics Suppliers


A suspected logistics provider and courier to Islamic State of West Africa Province in Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State, identified as Usman Yage, has been arrested by troops of the Joint Tactical Team.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col Aminu Iliyasu.

Iliyasu noted that preliminary investigation showed that the suspect, who is a Chadian, has been in communication with “Goni Jere, Abul Qaqa and Modu Sulum, who are wanted ISWAP top commanders.”

He further disclosed that the 231 Battalion in conjunction with those of the 331 Artillery Regiment arrested another Boko Haram logistics supplier, Alhaji Lawan, while trying to cross with some “consignments believed to be meant for the criminals.”

The spokesman noted that two jerry cans of palm oil, two jerry cans of vegetable oil, two cartons of biscuits, one carton of spaghetti and 30 packets of mosquito coils were the items recovered from the suspect.

Also, “Troops deployed in Gubio successfully repelled a Boko Haram attack on their location and neutralised one Boko Haram criminal, recovered one AK-47 rifle, one magazine, one Very High Frequency radio and one mobile phone in addition to syringes and injections during a mop-up operation,” he said.