The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement that three of the suspected terrorists were arrested in the morning on Wednesday with the assistance of the Civilian Joint Task Force.
According to him, the suspects were Abba Go Dallagio, Abba Fanned and Alhaji Nwariye.
Also arrested was one Alhaji Ajid Umar, said to be an agent and spy for the group in the market.
He said the suspects told the military that they entered Maiduguri through Mafa with 200 cattle for sale.
Usman said that the suspects also admitted that they belonged to the logistics unit of Boko Haram in charge of selling cows for the group in order to sponsor its activities.
He said the troop had isolated a total of 193 cows in connection with the four suspects in the market
According to him, 170 of the cows were traced to the self-confessed spy, Umar, and 23 to the other three members of the logistics unit.
He said, “On Wednesday morning at the cattle market, Maiduguri, Borno State, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, with the assistance of Civilian JTF, arrested three suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
“The suspects include Abba Go Dallagio, Abba Fanned and Alhaji Nwariye. During preliminary investigation, they claimed that they entered Maiduguri through Mafa with about 200 cows for sale at Maiduguri cattle market.”