The identities of their civilian collaborators have been disclosed by some arrested soldiers in the crack down on Boko Haram funders .
They were apprehended after an in-depth investigation into connections between Boko Haram members and military officers, that they helped to infiltrate into the army and sabotage efforts to end insurgency in Nigeria.
According to reports the closely-guarded operation is being coordinated by Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), in collaboration with the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Billions of naira were traced to businesses belonging to persons of interest and have been blocked in banks in series of “post no debit” letters sent out to banks by the CBN and NFIU. Twenty soldiers who were arrested in the operation are currently being detained in Borno State.
“About 20 of them were arrested in Borno and detained. In the course of interrogation they revealed a lot including the identity of some of their civilian collaborators who were also arrested,” a anonymous source said.