Two ‘terrorist collaborators’ arrested while withdrawing N14m in Zaria bank


Troops of operation Hadarin Daji have arrested two suspected terrorists collaborators at a branch of a commercial bank in Zaria LGA of Kaduna.


Musa Danmadami, the defence media operations director in a briefing at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said the suspects were arrested on September 15 “while trying to withdraw the sum of N14 million.”


The money, he said, was deposited into “the account of one Alhaji Abubakar, a suspected terrorist financier.”


Earlier in February, the federal government had said it uncovered 96 financiers of Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) between 2020 and 2021.


Danmadami also said 16 suspected terrorists were killed and 10 wanted terrorists were arrested at different locations in Chikun LGA of Kaduna during operational activities.


He said 21 civilians were rescued, and troops recovered “5 AK47 rifles, 10 rounds of 7.62mm special, 17 mobile phones, 2 motorcycles, 3 locally made rifles, 3 pairs of woodland camouflage, 118 rustled sheep, 4 boafeng radio sets and N29,250.00 cash.”


“The development comes less than 48 hours after the air component of operation Hadarin Daji conducted an airstrike killing a terrorist leader identified as Ibrahim Dangawo and other members of his gang in Katsina,” he said.


Danmadami said a similar operation was carried out at at an identified terrorist hideout in Gidan Guga, Faskari LGA of Katsina where a wanted terrorist kingpin known as Babaru was killed.


He added that the air attack led to the elimination of a large number of terrorists at Kawari axis in Dan Musa LGA of Katsina,  responsible for the kidnapping and robbing of people in that area.


The military, over the recent months, has continued to intensify efforts in tackling insecurity across the country.

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