The Nigerian Army on Sunday in Borno said it has arrested a suspected Boko Haram insurgents’ logistic supplier, Samuel Chukwudon.
The army also claimed that it seized a car stacked with motorcycle used tyres from the suspect.
This information was made known by Brig.-Gen. AK Ibrahim, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, while parading the suspect at the Gubio Super Camp in Maiduguri.
Ibrahim disclosed that the Chukwudon, was arrested on September 27, by a joint team of troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) and personnel of the Nigeria Custom Service (NCS), while travelling along Baga-Monguno Road.
He said that the troops seized items which included a car, 136 used motorcycle tyres, 200 new tubes and a number of rubber gum.
“The arrest is based on the subsisting ban on motorcycle in the theatre of operation due to the security challenges.
He said, “We know that the insurgents use motorcycles in their operations; nobody is allowed to ride motorcycle, the suspect is arrested with the banned items heading toward Lake Chad basin.
“Boko Haram insurgents are around the area and we felt that something was fishy. He made several attempts to bribe our men at the time of the arrest and during interrogation,“ Ibrahim maintained.