Operatives of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday arrested four Boko Haram insurgents’ suppliers in Borno.
Naija News understands that the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, made this known during the destruction of four vehicles and essential commodities seized from the insurgents in Maiduguri.
“There are no petrol stations in the Sambisa Forest, Algarno, Baga and Gwoza; the logistics sustaining the insurgents is coming from Maiduguri, Damaturu and other settlements.
“Some commercial vehicle operators fabricated their tanks to a 200-liter capacity, to enable them to supply and sell petrol to the insurgents at the rate of N245 per liter.
“Troops at check points arrested four vehicles on their way to deliver 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 engage or allow his vehicle to transport insurgents’ logistics would be prosecuted because you are part of them and an enemy of the state,” he said.
While speaking on the arrest of the Boko Haram suppliers, Adeniyi listed the items recovered to include diesel concealed as palm oil; bread, grain, mats, sacks, motorcycle spare parts and items used by the insurgents to produce Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).