Following a tip-off by well-meaning citizens, troops of 3 Division on Thursday stormed and dismantled a Boko Haram fuel dump located at Ladu Dumbawa ward, Guzamala local government area of Borno State.
Suspected Boko Haram terrorists had abducted seven persons in Gajabere and took them to the same location.
Those kidnapped were three local ward heads called “Lawani” and their respective deputies, as well as the Chief Imam of the town.
However, according to a statement signed by the acting director of public relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, it was through sheer guts and bravery that three of them escaped and reported the matter to the security agents which led to the rescue of the rest and discovery of the well-concealed terrorists’ fuel depot which was also destroyed by the troops.
It said the troops have further blocked the terrorists’ supply route that led to Babangida in Tarmuwa local government area of Yobe State where they mostly got the supplies.
It added that the troops are intensifying efforts to identify and neutralise all Boko Haram logistic bases to further constrict the terrorists and hasten their total defeat.
The statement urged citizens to furnish the military and security agencies with information on all known terrorists’ locations, routes, suppliers of fuel, food, clothing and any goods or services to the terrorists.