Troops uncover Boko Haram logistics stockpile, impound vehicles of fuel suppliers

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THE Nigerian Army disclosed on Wednesday that troops of Operation Hadin Kai raided a suspected Boko Haram logistics stockpile in Kurkareta town, Yobe State, on Tuesday, May 27, 2021.

It said items recovered during the operation, which was carried out in conjunction with local vigilantes, included 62 jerrycans loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, hidden in different houses and shops.

Three vehicles belonging to the terrorists’ suppliers with registration numbers DAL 626 YE (Kano), GBK 413 GR (Benue) and XA 390 SHN (Borno) were also impounded.

These were disclosed in a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Mohammed Yerima.

He said the successful raid was undertaken following credible intelligence that some members of the community were suppliers of fuel and other products to insurgents.

“All the recovered items and the suspects are in our custody for preliminary investigations before handing them over to the appropriate agency for prosecution,” Yerima noted.

“The Nigerian Army remains determined to sustain their offensive operations in the area and assures the public 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,” he added.