The Nigerian Army says its troops attached to Operation Lafiya Dole have arrested a suspected Boko Haram informant who has been spying on troops.
The spying activities of the informant and that of his accomplices were said to have been responsible for the attacks on soldiers by the terrorists in Kamuya area of Yobe State.
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The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, in a statement made available on Sunday, identified the informant as Modu Ari.
Yerima disclosed that the suspect was apprehended by troops of 27 Task Force Brigade, adding that, he confessed to have revealed troops’ movements and position to his Boko Haram collaborators.
“Investigation is, however, ongoing to unravel the network of local informants whose nefarious activities have endangered troops on clearance operations around the fringes of Timbuktu Triangle”, the statement added.