North East Hunters’ Commander arrests suppliers of food items to Boko Haram in Borno, recovers over N6m
The North East Chairman and Commander of Hunters/ Vigilantes (Sarkin Baka) Alhaji Shawulu Yohanna has arrested some Boko Haram food suppliers and recovered N6.050 million from them in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno state.
According to Vanguard, a reliable source in Hawul said the arrest of the Boko Haram food suppliers and recovery of over N6 million was coordinated by Yohanna at the fringes of Sangere community bordering Tashan Alade, Sabon Gari and some parts of Askira Uba council area where Brigadier General Dzarma Zurkusu and four other soldiers were ambushed and killed by terrorists during operations in the theatre last month.
“The North East Chairman of Hunters, Alhaji Yohanna and his team did a wonderful job this week. They acted on an intelligence information that were given to them by some farmers.
“The farmers volunteered and hinted Yohanna that they usually sighted a truck conveying food items into the fringes of Sangare village. If you are in Sangare, there are roads that will link you to some parts of Sabon Gari in Damboa Local Government, the other road will take you to Askira- Uba axis or Garkida and even to Hawul Local Government Area.
“Upon recieving the information, Yohanna mobilized his team and stormed the spot in the evening. Luckily, the team sighted the vehicle after its owner was about to hand over the food items to the terrorsists, they (Hunters) engaged them with fire and captured the driver and some other two occupants, while the terrorists fled having known the terrain better than their suppliers.
“After arrest, Yohanna interrogated the driver and the two occupants and they admitted that they have been supplying Boko Haram with food items for quite sometime from Taraba state. They also told the hunters that they do supply even the Commander of Kidnappers in Taraba with food items.
“As it is, Yohanna and his team have already handed over the suspects to the Commanding Officer of the 231 Battalion, Biu in Borno state for further action,” the Source narrated.