As part of efforts of a renewed campaign to stifle the Boko Haram sect’s economy, the Nigerian Army says it has arrested four of the sect’s suppliers in Borno.
The Theater Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Major-General Olusegun Adeniyi, disclosed this today, during the destruction of four vehicles and essential commodities seized from the insurgents in Maiduguri.
Adeniyi disclosed that the military authorities had banned sales of petrol and other trades in the hinterland to deny the insurgents access to logistics and monies to fund their activities.
The commander who further decried the nonchalant attitude of some traders and commercial vehicle operators who he claims supply and transport logistics to the insurgents called on the Nigeria Union of Road Transport Workers to sensitize its members on the need to desist from transporting goods for the insurgents, warning that if caught, such vehicles would be seized and destroyed.
Adeniyi further disclosed that the items seized from the suppliers include diesel concealed as palm oil; bread, grain, mats, sacks, motorcycle spare parts and other items used by the insurgents to produce Improvised Explosive Devices also known as IEDs.