Nigerian Army in conjunction with other sister security agencies on Saturday announced the capturing of twenty-one Boko Haram terrorist collaborators in Borno state.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman and made available to newsmen.
According to the statement, the collaborators who, usually disguise as cattle rustlers, sabotage Nigeria by funding the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists in causing mayhem in the country.
“As part of measures to stem the tide of livestock rustling which serves as another means of funding Boko Haram terrorists activities, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, in conjunction with other security agencies has taken measures to stop the criminality.
“These measures have led to the arrest of some persons involved in aiding and abetting this heinous crime in the Theatre of Operation. So far, 21 suspected persons have been arrested. Preliminary investigation and profiling of the suspects has commenced.
“Such actions by these unpatriotic elements are likely to jeopardize our collective efforts of clearing the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in our country.
“Although investigations are ongoing, it is important to state that this is a warning to all those collaborators that aid and abet terrorism in the north east generally and Borno State in particular, to desist forthwith.
“The Nigerian Army and indeed Operation LAFIYA DOLE would not tolerate such acts of sabotage from anybody.
“Meanwhile, the general public is hereby encouraged to report any known or suspected illegality with regards to Operation LAFIYA DOLE to the Security Agencies,” the statement reads.