An indigene of Chibok town, in Borno State, who coordinated the abduction of more than 200 female students of the Government Secondary school, Chibok, on the 14th of April, 2014, has been arrested by the Special Forces of the Nigerian Military.
Coordinator Of Chibok Girls Abduction Nabbed
The Nigerian Military has arrested the major coordinator of the Chibok girls abduction.
The man whose name was given as Babuji Ya'ari, was also a member of the youth vigilance group in the town, called Civilian JTF, as well a carrying out his business of selling tricycles.
But according to the Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, Babuji was only hiding within the vigilance group to carry out his Boko Haram activities without any suspicion.
Gen. Olukolade said that Babuji was a top intelligence officer of the dreaded insurgents who has led several attacks where many souls have been lost.
In a statement released to newsmen, Gen. Olukolade said:
A terrorists’ intelligence cell headed by a businessman who participated actively in the abduction of schoolgirls in Chibok has been busted by troops.
The man, Babuji Ya’ari, who is also a member of the Youth Vigilante Group, popularly known as Civilian JTF, which he uses as cover while remaining an active terrorist, also spearheaded the murder of the Emir of Gwoza.
His main role in the group is to spy and gather information for the terrorist group.
Babuji has been coordinating several deadly attacks in Maiduguri since 2011, including the daring attacks on Customs and military locations as well as the planting of IEDs in several locations in the town.
Olukolade said that the businessman gave the information that led to the arrest of the female members of the cell, including one Hafsat Bako, who was said to have escaped to Gombe State to avoid being arrested but was tracked down by security agents.
The Defence Spokesman said that the female Boko Haram member confessed to the coordination of payment for insurgents on the payroll of Boko Haram.
According to him, Bako confessed that a minimum of N10,000 was paid to each of the operatives, depending on the weight of the task assigned to them.
Olukolade also said that the Special Forces were holding another female member of the sect, Haj Kaka, said to be an armourer and a spy for the group.
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