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Troops Bust Boko Haram Logistics Stockpile, Arrest Fuel Suppliers


Yobe is situated in North-East Nigeria
A map of Yobe, a state in northeast Nigeria.

 

Troops of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) have busted a Boko Haram logistics stockpile, nabbing fuel suppliers linked to the terrorists. 

According to a communique by Army Spokesman, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, the raid took place on Tuesday in Kurkareta town, Yobe State.

Items recovered during the raid operations by troops in conjunction with local vigilantes include 62 jerrycans loaded with Premium Motor Spirit popularly called petrol, hidden in different houses and shops.

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Three vehicles belonging to the terrorists’ suppliers were also impounded.

Brigadier General Yerima said the successful raid was undertaken following credible intelligence that some members of the community are suppliers of fuel and other products to insurgents.

The General also stated that all the recovered items and the suspects are in the army’s custody for preliminary investigations before handing them over to the appropriate agency for prosecution.

He assured that the Nigerian Army remains determined to sustain their offensive operations in the area, adding that the Army leadership is committed to achieving the overall objective of keeping the North East and the entire country free of terrorism, banditry, and other violent crimes.





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