The Borno State Command of the Nigerian Police Force has paraded 45 suspects over various crimes, including a forty-year-old suspected Boko Haram supplier.
The command paraded them Wednesday at a press briefing by its spokesman, DSP Edet Okon.
According to Edet, the suspect, Alhaji Goni Mallum Mutti, a husband of two and father of ten, living in Muna Asheri area of Maiduguri confessed that he was involved in supplying essentials and other logistics to the sect.
Mutti said he was a farmer, but was first caught and forcefully recruited as a supplier by two members of the terrorists group in his farm about two months ago.
‘They were holding guns,’ the suspect said.
‘They told me that I should not panic, they were not going to kill me. Will it be possible for you to buy such and such for us, they asked me and I said yes.
‘They gave me N35, 000. They said I should take N5, 000 out of it and use the remaining N30, 000 to buy sorghum for them.’
Mutti, an internally displaced persons from Marte, currently residing behind Muna IDP camp, said they instructed him to bury the sorghum upon buying in a given location where they (the insurgents) would retrieve it.
For the second time, they asked him, he claimed, to buy drugs for them at Gomboru Martet.
‘They told me to show the paper (containing name of the drugs) to them and they will give me the drugs.
‘When I presented the paper, the shop owner told me to wait, that he is coming. I never knew he was out to report me to authority.
‘He called the market chairman and that of their union. They arrested me and brought me to the police station.’
The rest of the suspects were arrested in connection to theft, robbery, kidnapping and cattle rustling, among others.