Following a tip-off by well-meaning citizens, troops on Wednesday discovered and raided yet another Boko Haram fuel dump at Abbaganaram in Maiduguri, Borno State, the Army has reported.
“During the operation, one person, Musa Abba, was arrested and the following items were discovered and confiscated: 11 drums of AGO, 1 empty drum, 192 of 25 litres jerrycans (out of which 70 were loaded with AGO, PMS and DPK), a Toyota bus and 1 Peugeot car. Others include a motorcycle and an air conditioner.
“The fuel depot was used to stockpile Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants by Boko Haram terrorists and their equally heartless collaborators for onward movement to the terrorists’ camps in Sambisa Forest.
“Over time, we have been exhorting the public especially the residents of the North-eastern part of the country which has been mostly affected by the acts of the Boko Haram terrorists to cooperate fully with the military and the security agencies”, a statement signed by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the acting director, Army Public Relations revealed.
The military used the opportunity to urge citizens to continue giving useful information to the security operatives with a view to ending the menace of the terrorism.
It said, “It is gratifying to note that such call is being heeded 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 menace of Boko Haram terrorism as a collective responsibility.
“Therefore, the public is kindly requested to be more vigilant and assist with useful information that would help in preventing Boko Haram terrorists from carrying out their nefarious acts against the society”.