Army Arrests Female Boko Haram Accomplice, Informant

The National Information Centre (NIC) has confirmed the arrest of a suspected Boko Haram accomplice and informant, Hafsat Bako.

The arrest was confirmed in a post on the Facebook page of the National Orientation Agency (NOA).

Minister of State For Defence, Mr Musiliu Obanikoro, also confirmed the arrest via his Twitter handle @MObanikoro.

The arrest came after bombs went off in Kaduna and Maiduguri on Tuesday.

Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, also confirmed the arrest of a businessman, Babuji Ya’ari, based in Maiduguri, Borno State, who allegedly helped the insurgents plan several attacks and murders under the cover of a pro-government vigilance group, Civil JTF, fighting Boko Haram.

Two women were also arrested, with one accused of coordinating payments to other “operatives.”

Olukolade said Ya’ari used his membership of the Civilian JTF “as a cover, while remaining an active terrorist.”

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