The Nigerian Army says it has arrested three Chadians suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect. Addressing newsmen in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital today, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, said the arrests were made on January 26th.
“On January 26th at about 1745 hours, three Chadians were arrested at a check point in Damasak after a mobile phone belonging to one of them was flipped through and it shows pictures of men in both military T-shirt and mufti with GPMG, FN and AK 47 rifles.
The Chadians are in custody undergoing interrogation” he said The Army Commandant also disclosed that the army had also intercepted seven females from Niger Republic last month. “On Jan.16 at about 1715 hours, troops deployed at Cham check point intercepted seven female immigrants from the Republic of Niger enroute Yola via Kano. Three of them were with their passports while four had no means of identification”he said