Military Intercepts Canoe Supplying Arms To Boko Haram At Nigeria-Cameroon Border, Seizes 4000 Drums
July 30, 2015 – Picture: Nigerian Air Force, Military Intercepts Canoe Supplying Arms To Boko Haram At Nigeria-Cameroon Border, Seizes 4000 Drums Filled With IEDs & Petroleum Products
The military has started a major crack down on the illegal activities of Boko Haram insurgents along Nigeria-Cameroon borders.
The Nigeria Air Force said on Wednesday that it has intercepted a huge wooden canoe taking supplies to Boko Haram.
The above canoe has over 4000 drums and several plastic containers filled with explosives meant for the insurgents.
NAF spokesperson, Dele Alonge made this known in an official Press statement in Abuja last night.
The statement reads:
“The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) through its intensified and persistent efforts in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) has intercepted over 4,000 drums and jerry cans of petroleum products and other smuggled items.
“The items, suspected to be supplies meant for Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) were confiscated from the smugglers in Pepe, Dashin-Hausa, Belel Bilachi, and Konkul villages, all located on the Nigeria-Cameroon borders on Tuesday, 28 July 2015.
“The NAF was able to achieve the recent feat through its air patrol activities, covering both land and water, on the Nigeria-Cameroon borders.
“The NAF has continued to identify and destroy BHT camps and resupplies by employing surveillance and combat aircraft. Intelligence gathered revealed that these efforts have greatly strained the supply efforts of the BHT.”