Chad security forces arrest Boko Haram leader who coordinated weapons trafficking, 74 others

July 1, 2015 9:41 PM

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N'DJAMENA, Chad – Chad's chief prosecutor says that security forces have arrested one of the leaders of the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram.

Prosecutor Alhassim Khamis said in a statement Monday that Bahna Fanaye, whose alias is Mahamat Moustapha, was apprehended Sunday, along with two others. He said Fanaye coordinated the trafficking of weapons between Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad for the radical Islamic network.

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