Four persons suspected to be informants to terrorists that attacked the Kuje Medium Security in Abuja have been arrested, HausaToday learnt.
Recall that terrorists attacked the Kuje correctional centre weeks ago and killed no fewer than six persons, including an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
The terrorists made way for top Boko Haram members in the facility to escape while they also allow other criminals to flee.
Reports by PRNigeria on Sunday revealed that four people have been arrested for leaking information to terrorists about troops’ locations and movements around the outskirts of Abuja.
The criminals, according to the reports, are already in the custody of a security agency.
An intelligence operative who spoke with the media platform said the suspects were arrested with sophisticated equipment including Walkie-Talkies, revolvers, knives, amulets, and old Chinese-made phones, that do not use data.
The source, who was part of the raid that led to the arrest of the informants, said discreet investigations are ongoing to confirm their leaders and financiers.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the activities of the terrorist collaborators were responsible for the recent attacks around the vicinity of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, the source added.
“The suspects are currently being interrogated to determine if they are working for terrorist groups or armed bandits or other elements with ulterior motives.
“I can authoritatively inform you that, while the military has deliberately refused to provide updates since the attack on Kuje Prison, to last attacks on troops at the Bwari and Zuma Rock axis, the joint security task force has so far killed more than 70 armed criminals, including dangerous Kuje prison escapees and terrorists,” PRNigeria quoted the source as saying.