Troops Arrest Boko Haram Drug Supplier in Bama


By Ebitonye Akpodigha

A suspected Boko Haram drug supplier, Mr Kadiri Umate, has been arrested by troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on patrol from Bama to Pulka.

Mr Umate was intercepted with some drugs and other logistics at the Firgi and Zawan axis in Bama Local Governmnet Area of Borno State.

Reports say the suspect was apprehended while attempting to cross into Sambisa forest, Boko Haram stronghold in Borno on Sunday afternoon.

The troops pursued him and others, but he was unlucky as the soldiers grabbed him before he could escape.

The patrol team recovered 35 packets of 500ml of Glocose Intravenous infusion (Drip), assorted analgesics and pain killer drugs, clothes, bathroom slippers, insecticides, salt, kolanuts and a bicycle. The 35-year-old suspect is undergoing preliminary investigations.

In a related development, a suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ logistics and fuel supplier, Mr Fantoma Lasani was arrested by troops in conjunction with Civilian JTF at Muna garage when he came to pick his wife to finally relocate out of Maiduguri.

The suspect who hailed from Flatari village, Bama Local Government Area, is among some unpatriotic elements in the society that had been supplying Boko Haram terrorists with Premium Motor Spirit and Automotive Gas Oil in Bama, Gwoza and Sambisa general area.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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