by Editor | July 1, 2014 2:59 am
BBC – Nigeria’s military says it has raided a Boko Haram intelligence unit thought to be linked to the recent abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls.
The cell leader Babuji Ya’ari was arrested, a military statement said.
Mr Ya’ari had been actively involved in the seizure of the girls as well as the killing in May of a traditional leader, the emir of Gwoza, the statement added.
More than 2,000 people have been killed this year in attacks blamed on Boko Haram militants.
Mr Ya’ari was a businessman who “participated actively in the abduction of schoolgirls” in the northern town of Chibok, the defence ministry statement said.
He used his participation in a civilian vigilante group fighting Boko Haram to cover up his work spying for the militants, the military said, adding that he had co-ordinated “several deadly attacks in Maidugiri”, the capital of Borno state, since 2011.
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