Men of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army, in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, yesterday identified a business centre, which specialized in the production of fake National Identity Cards and other documents for terrorists.
The business centre, located around the popular and busy Post Office area of the metropolis, was being operated by Mr. John Zakariya and Mallam Makinta Umarm, who are now in military custody.
This disclosure is contained in a statement signed by Col. Tukur Gusau, the Deputy Director Army Public Relations.
The statement reads: “The arrest of the accomplices were made possible after a Boko Haram terrorist, who was earlier arrested confessed to Joint Investigation Centre that the suspected persons were in the business of producing ID cards for the terrorists group.
“The items recovered from the accomplices include; computer laptops, memory sticks, still camera among others.
“During preliminary investigation, it was discovered that the accomplices produce fake National Identity Cards and other documents for the terrorists in a Business Centre located in Maiduguri.
“These documents enable the terrorists to move freely to various destinations and carry out their terrorists activities, killing and inflicting hardship on law abiding citizens in the country.
“The documents also facilitate the smooth movement of the terrorists to neighbouring countries to network with other terrorists.
“This act by the accomplices is detrimental to the ongoing effort of the various security agencies under Operation Lafiya Dole.”
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