The troops of the Nigerian Army have arrested a man said to be a supplier of fuel and food to members of the Boko Haram sect at Daban Shata, a suburb of Baga, Borno State. Director of Defence Information, Maj. gen. Chris Olukolade, said the military intelligence had been on the trail of the man until he was picked up in the early hours of Sunday.
The Defence spokesman stated that the soldiers also rescued an additional 260 women and children near Chalawa Village in Adamawa State.
The troops had rescued 293 women and girls on Tuesday and another 160 women and children on Wednesday last week.
According to him, the women and children, who were prevented from escaping from their Boko Haram captors, were rescued and taken back to their communities in Madagali Local Government Area after being profiled. He added that some of the rescued women said they had to escape from their homes when the Madagali area came under attack from the insurgents while others said they were abducted and taken to the area.