NIGERIA: Businessman Arrested in Schoolgirls’ Abduction

Protesters call for action for missing Nigerian girls in front of Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC.  (Photo Credit: Google Images)

Protesters call for action for missing Nigerian girls in front of Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC.
(Photo Credit: Google Images)

NBC News is reporting that a businessman has been arrested on suspicion of being the head of a Boko Haram intelligence network that helped plan the abduction of more than 200 girls, Nigeria’s military said Tuesday. The man had helped the Islamist militant group plan several attacks, including the killing of traditional ruler the Emir of Gwoza, it said.

Major-General Chris Olukolade said in a statement that the suspect used his membership of a pro-government vigilante group “as a cover, while remaining an active terrorist.” Two women were also arrested as part of the investigation, one of whom was accused of coordinating payments to other “operatives.”

Read more at NBC News.

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