The Defence Headquarters on Friday confirmed the arrest of three suspected female terrorists who are allegedly recruiting for the female wing of Boko Haram by the troops.
One of the suspects, Hafsat Bako
The three suspects are have been identified as: Hafsat Usman Bako, Zainab Idris and Aisha Abubakar.
It was reported on June 3 that Hafsat Bako, an informant of the dreaded boko haram sects was arrested with Nigeria’s Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro confirming her arrest.
She is alleged to be responsible for coordinating the payment of other operatives on the payroll of the group with a minimum of N10,000 to each was arrested.
The DHQ who revealed that the suspects were intercepted on their way to the dreaded Sambisa Forest in a statement signed by Col. Onyema Nwachukwu on behalf of the Director of Defence Information said: “In the aftermath of the failed suicide bombing attempt on a military facility by a female terrorist who blew herself up in Gombe recently, troops have arrested three suspected female terrorists who have been secretly recruiting ladies into the female wing of the terrorists group.
“The suspects – Hafsat Usman Bako, Zainab Idris and Aisha Abubakar were intercepted while traveling to Madagali from where they were to transit to the forest to reunite with their cohorts.Read more
Sources: Naij.com news, The Nation
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