Nigeria – The Nigerian military yesterday in a statement released on its website announced it had arrested a sponsor of the Boko Haram sect in Bauchi.
“The 33 Artillery Brigade, Nigerian Army has recorded another land mark success in the ongoing Operation Zaman Lafiyah as troops of the Brigade recently arrested one Aliyu Hussaini, popularly known as Colonel, a suspected Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) member and an Impostor who has been parading himself as a Brigadier General in the Nigerian Army,” a statement said.
“The troops who were acting on a tip off, said Aliyu Hussaini was a sponsor and also a member of the Boko Haram Terrorist organisation, carried out a raid operation which led to the successful arrest of Aliyu and another suspected BHT member, one Ibrahim Mohammed who is also known as Yuram. It was later gathered that Aliyu had been defrauding innocent citizens in the belief that he was a general in the Nigerian Army.”
The man was reportedly detained in Bauchi in the course of the army raid.