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Boko Haram Would Have Stopped If Not For Those Aiding Them – Army Commander

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Boko Haram Would Have Stopped If Not For Those Aiding Them – Army Commander

The NA today said it had arrested four Boko Haram insurgents’ suppliers in Borno, as part of a renewed campaign to stifle the insurgents’ economy.

The Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, made the disclosure 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. He decried the nonchalant attitude of some traders and commercial vehicle operators who supplied and transported logistics to the insurgents.

“There are no petrol stations in the Sambisa Forest, Algarno, Baga and Gwoza; the logistics sustaining the insurgents is coming from Maiduguri, Damaturu and other settlements. “Some commercial vehicle operators fabricated their tanks to a 200-liter capacity, to enable them to supply and sell petrol to the insurgents at the rate of N245 per liter.

“Troops at check points arrested four vehicles on their way to deliver large consignment of logistics to the insurgents in the hinterland.

“The insurgency will have stopped if not for the people who patronise them; our effort is to arrest illegal business aiding the insurgency. “Boko Haram logicians will neither be tolerated nor ignored, anybody who engage or allow his vehicle to transport insurgents’ logistics would be prosecuted because you are part of them and an enemy of the state,” he said.

Adeniyi listed the items seized to include diesel concealed as palm oil; bread, grain, mats, sacks, motorcycle spare parts and items used by the insurgents to produce Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

The commander called on the people and the Nigeria Union of Road Transport Workers to sensitise its members on the need to desist from transporting goods for the insurgents, warning that such vehicles would be seized and destroyed.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the army had on Aug. 23 destroyed fisheries products, hides and four vehicles seized from the insurgents’ suppliers arrested on Maiduguri-Gamboru Road. (NAN)



  1. Omoh Israel

    September 3, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    Those sponsoring them are in the government. That is why they have enough money

  2. DB

    September 4, 2019 at 7:47 AM

    They are both in government and the military and that is why they will be almost impossible to defeat. I only feel sorry for the innocent lives that are ruined daily because of the greed of few

  3. Jilo

    September 4, 2019 at 11:19 PM

    The military personnel cum Nigeria politicians are behind this unending Boko Haram war. There is no way a stranger will enter your Country without the aid of Army, Police or Immigration men. I have said it long time ago that some traitors among the security agencies contributed to resurgence of BH including Fulani herdsmen.

    I was having a political discussion with a friend of mine, he assumed me that if they can swear in Atiku today, Boko Haram will vanish. I agreed because that is a fact. BH are eating everyday, they are fueling their Bike and Trucks, they were having their ways by bribing the hungry uniformed men and we are thinking we are fighting a war, we are just deceiving ourselves.

    If this new man chief of Army Staff can block all their avenue of survival, I.e closing all route to Sambisa forest, monitoring them with highly technological Air Force devices, form a good alliance with neighboring countries to put an hold on migration, trust me BK will be long gone.

  4. Mon

    September 5, 2019 at 2:53 AM

    This administration created the BH, which turned to be Nigeria military, they are giving the herdsmen cover to be murdering people with impunity.

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