Sunday, 23 October 2016

Boko Haram: Army Arrests 21 Cattle Rustlers For Working With Boko Haram.

Updated 23 October, 2016
Nigerian Army has arrested 21 cattle rustlers in Borno for lending helping hand to Boko Haram insurgents with their activities. 

Army spokesman Col. S.K. Usman said the army is hereby warning those collaborating with Boko Haram to desist because the army is coming after them.

Nigerian troops have arrested 21 cattle rustlers in Borno state for ‘aiding and abetting’ the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in the devastated North East. Army’s acting spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman said in a statement late on Saturday, October 22 that the arrests were based on the army’s determination to rid the region of all heinous crimes.

He said the rustlers fund the Boko Haram with their activities and that the arrested rustlers are being profiled. The statement read: “As part of measures to stem the tide of livestock rustling which serves as another means of funding Boko Haram terrorists activities, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, in conjunction with other security agencies has taken measures to stop the criminality. 

“These measures have led to the arrest of some persons involved in aiding and abetting this heinous crime in the Theatre of Operation. “So far, 21 suspected persons have been arrested. Preliminary investigation and profiling of the suspects has commenced.

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