Operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested a 24-year old man identified as Aliyu Muhammed, suspected to be the logistic supplier of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) to Boko Haram insurgents in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
Abdullahi said that the suspect was nabbed by the operatives of the state command on April 25.
The arrest was made following an intelligence report while he was on his way to supply bomb materials for Boko Haram terrorists.
Abdullahi said that preliminary investigation conducted by the command has revealed that the suspect supplied mobile phones battery, wrist watches as well as laptop computers used for setting off IEDs designed to inflict massive casualties in the state.
“The suspect who pretends to be a tricycle operator in the town, has executed many missions for the insurgents.
“He also operates several bank accounts, where he recieves funds for boko haram in the last six months.
“He usually receives large sums of money from the Republic of Chad, through a third party account number to avoid being detected.
“We have so far tracked dozens of his transactions especially at commercial money transfer centers within Maiduguri,” he said.
While Abdullahi reiterated the commitment of the command toward complimenting efforts of the army, police and other sister security agencies in Nigeria in countering terrorism, the NSCDC commandant said Mohammed and his colleagues have played different roles in masterminding various attacks, in worship centers, market places in Maiduguri and environs.
“The command had within the past two years arrest more than 25 Boko Haram insurgents, comprising of female suicide bombers, commanders and collaborators in Maiduguri.
“The command had, through the dispute resolution department encouraged more than 40 terrorists to lay down their arms and accepted meaningful rehabilitation and reintegration through the Operation Safe Corridor window opportunity provided by the government,” Abdullahi said.