Nigerian Army troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force under ‘Operation Haɗin Kai’ have arrested one Yusuf Saleh, a suspected Boko Haram fertilizer supplier.
He was apprehended at Bayamari village in Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State.
Troops went after him following credible intelligence, according to Army spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu. Thirty-eight 50kg bags of urea were recovered from Saleh, who is being interrogated by investigators.
The government had banned urea because terrorists use it to make Improvised Explosive Devices, (IED).
Nwachukwu commended the officers and men for their vigilance and swift response in arresting the suspect.
The spokesman assured Nigerians of the Army’s determination to totally root out the Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province criminals from their hideouts.