Boko Haram: Troops dis­cover another fuel dump in Maiduguri

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ron­ald Mu­tum

Nige­rian army troops on “Op­er­a­tion Lafiya Dole” in the north east have dis­cov­ered another Boko Haram fuel dump at Ab­ba­ganaram in Maiduguri city, Borno State.

A state­ment yesterday by army spokesman, Colonel Sani Us­man said the fuel dump was dis­cov­ered fol­low­ing a tipoff by well mean­ing cit­i­zens.

Us­man said dur­ing the op­er­a­tion, one per­son, Musa Abba, was ar­rested and some items were dis­cov­ered and con­fis­cated.

“11 drums of AGO, 1 empty drum, 192 of 25 litres jerry cans, (out of which 70 were loaded with AGO, PMS and DPK), a Toy­ota bus and 1 Peu­geot car, in­clud­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle and an air con­di­tioner,” he stated.

Us­man said the fuel de­pot was used to stock­pile Petroleum, Oil and Lu­bri­cants by Boko Haram ter­ror­ists and their col­lab­o­ra­tors for on­ward move­ment to the ter­ror­ist’s camps in Sam­bisa for­est.

He noted that: “Over time we have been ex­hort­ing the public es­pe­cially the res­i­dence 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.

“It is grat­i­fy­ing to note that such call is be­ing heeded to 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,” Us­man added.

He pointed out that it was im­por­tant that peo­ple should see the fight against the se­cu­rity men­ace of Boko Haram ter­ror­ism as col­lec­tive re­spon­si­bil­ity.

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