Shocking: Captured Boko Haram members can’t read the Qur’an

Shocking: Captured Boko Haram members can’t read the Qur’an

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:48 am

* Army arrests drugs suppliers

Ayorinde Oluokun

Boko Haram drug supplier

Boko Haram drug supplier

Nigerian Army said on Tuesday that its directives to troops in the North East to conduct a painstaking search on motorists and cargoes had led to interception and arrest of some kingpins and foot soldiers of suppliers of Boko Haram terrorists with hard drugs and other stimulants between Depchi and Geidam, Geidam Local Government Area in northern part of Yobe State.

Colonel Sani Usman, Acting Director of Army Public Relations who announced this in a statement on Tuesday night said the suspects were arrested by the troops of the 3 Division Nigerian Army.

“The arrested persons were also engaged in the supply of fuel in addition to hard drugs such as Cannabis (Indian Hemp), Chlorofone substance (AKA Madaran suck and die) and Tramol, amongst others,” said Usman.

Boko Haram drugs

Boko Haram drugs

The Army spokesperson also noted that ironically most of the Boko Haram terrorists captured by Nigerian military cannot read the Holy Qur’an, some of them cannot even recite the first chapter- Suratuh Al-Fatiha and yet claimed they wanted to establish an ‘Islamic State’.

In the same vein, Usman noted that when the Nigerian military captured bases and training camps of Boko Haram terrorists, the troops never found Qur’an or other Islamic books. What were mostly found were ammunitions, local charms, condoms and all sort of drugs including sex enhancing ones in their enclaves.

“The arrest of these drug suppliers has reinforced that fact, more so as they have been making very useful statements.

“The Nigerian Army would continue to do its best in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in our country in order to make Nigeria safe and secure.

“This however, requires continuous support and cooperation of the public. We always welcome and appreciate information that could lead to the arrest and pre-empting the Boko Haram terrorists and other criminal elements in the society,”Usman said.


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