Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai

The Nigeria Army says its troops have discovered and raided yet another Boko Haram fuel dump at Abbaganaram area of Maiduguri in Borno.

Army spokesman, Col. Rabe Abubakar, in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, said the fuel dump was raided Wednesday, following a tip-off by well meaning citizens.

Usman said one person was arrested while several items were confiscated during the operation in the city.

“During the operation, one person, Musa Abba, was arrested and the following items were discovered and confiscated; 11 drums of AGO and one empty drum.

“Other items include 192 of 25 litres jerry-cans, out of which 70 were loaded with AGO, PMS and DPK, a Toyota bus, one Peugeot car, a motorcycle and an air conditioner.’’, he said.

The spokesman said the fuel depot was used to stockpile petroleum, oil and lubricants for Boko Haram terrorists for onward movement to the terrorists’ camps in Sambisa forest.

He expressed satisfaction with the level of public support which he said was partly responsible for the level of successes recorded in the renewed operations.

“Over time we have been exhorting the public especially the residents of parts of the North Eastern affected by the insurgency to cooperate fully with the military and the security agencies.

“It is gratifying to note that such call is being heeded to by overwhelming majority of people as exemplified by the courageous and patriotic efforts of the good citizens that exposed this fuel dump in their midst.

“It is important that people should see the fight against the security menace of Boko Haram terrorism as collective responsibility.

“Therefore the public are kindly requested to be more vigilant and assist with useful information that would assist in preventing Boko Haram terrorists from carrying out their nefarious activities against the society,” he advised.(NAN)



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