Another top operative of the Boko Haram sect was arrested last week in Nigeria’s restive north, reports have said.
The suspected insurgent, described as the ‘accountant’ of the sect, was said to be traveling from Kano to Zaria when he was apprehended with over N4.5 million cash in his possession.
The money is said to belong to the sect. The Vanguard reports that the alleged Boko Haram accountant had been traveling in a commuter bus to stay under the radar.
He was intercepted and arrested by JTF operatives, who only days prior had announced the killing of the sect’s spokesman, Abu Qaqa.
Sources told the Vanguard that the “accountant” had started his cash transfer trip from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. He was in Kano and would have made it into Zaria, but his cover was blown when a large bank transaction roused the suspicion of bank officials who alerted security agents.
He was arrested on his way into Zaria, where mass protests agains the US anti-Islam film have gripped the city.
The top Boko Haram player is currently under intense interrogation in Kano, the Vanguard reported.