Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Nigerian Army says arrested LG chairman is ‘big supporter of Boko Haram’


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The Nigerian Army has said that the arrested chairman of Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State, Shettima Mafa, is a “big supporter of Boko Haram”.
Addressing the press on Wednesday in Maiduguri, the theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Leo Irabor, said the Nigerian Army also arrested the vice chairman of Kaga Local Government.

“All I can say is that the chairman is a big supporter of Boko Haram.

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“We heard that he harboured Boko Haram members along with his father. That he kept the Boko Haram members because the father begged him to do so.

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“The Chairman was in the habit of accommodating people that had fled from the bush.

“At some point he was valuable to us being with the Civilian JTF to fight Boko Haram. But that does not mean we cannot investigate him for a crime especially one like this.

“We have also arrested the Vice Chairman of Kaga Local Government and he is undergoing interrogation,” Mr. Irabor, a Lt. General, said.

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