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Nigerian army arrests several Boko Haram suppliers

9 September 2015 9:23

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Nigerian military says it has arrested a number of people in the country’s embattled northeastern state of Yobe, who were purportedly transporting fuel and to Boko Haram Takfiri militants.

“Following…directives to troops in the northeast for a painstaking search of motorists and cargoes, troops of the 3 Division Nigerian army have intercepted and arrested some kingpins and foot soldiers of suppliers of Boko Haram terrorists with hard drugs and other stimulants,” the army said in a statement released on Tuesday.

It added that the seizure was made on Tuesday in an area located between the towns of Depchi and Gaidam, 70 kilometers (43 miles) south of the state capital, Damaturu.

The statement, however, did not say how many people were arrested in the operation.

Also on Tuesday, Nigeria’s military imposed a ban on the use of horses in the country’s northeastern state of Borno in a bid to stop deadly raids by Boko Haram terrorists.

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