The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it had arrested four vehicles that were on their way to supply logistics to Boko Haram terrorists.
The Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi announced this on Tuesday at the site for destruction of the four vehicles and essential commodities seized from the insurgents in Maiduguri.
According to Adeniyi, the insurgency in the North-East would have been a thing of the past but for the people who patronise them with logistics and other needs.
He said, “There are no petrol stations in the Sambisa Forest, Algarno, Baga and Gwoza; the logistics sustaining the insurgents are coming from Maiduguri, Damaturu and other settlements.
“Some commercial vehicle operators fabricated their tanks to a 200-litre capacity, to enable them to supply and sell petrol to the insurgents at the rate of N245 per litre.
“Troops at checkpoints arrested four vehicles on their way to deliver a large consignment of logistics to the insurgents in the hinterland.
“The insurgency will have stopped if not for the people who patronise them; our effort is to arrest illegal business aiding the insurgency.
“Boko Haram logicians will neither be tolerated nor ignored; anybody who engages or allows his vehicle to transport insurgents’ logistics would be prosecuted because you are part of them and an enemy of the state.”
Some of the items Adeniyi listed that were seized from the vehicles included diesel concealed as palm oil; bread, grain, mats, sacks, motorcycle spare parts and items used by the insurgents to produce Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
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