Nigerian Military Raid Boko Haram Camp

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┬ákilling 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.

See more African News in our Africa News Group

Have your say… Leave your comments below.

Source URL: