Saturday, 17 October 2015

Nigerian Army Arrest Boko Haram Members While Moving 33,000 Litres of Petrol to Sambisa


Operatives of the Nigeria Army Operation Salama attached to Jigawa State have arrested 10 suspected Boko Haram Insurgents moving thousands of litres of fuel from Jigawa to Sambisa.

According to Channels, they were arrested at the late hours of Thursday while attempting to cross from Jigawa State to Yobe State in the North East.

 

They were arrested with fourty jerry cans filled with 33, 000 litres of petrol suspected to be transported to Sambisa Forest.

Parading the suspects in Birniwa Local Government Area of the State, the Commander of the 3 Brigade Nigeria Army Kano, Brig. Gen. Hamisu Hassan, said the suspects were caught at a filling station near Jigawa-Yobe boarder axis with additional 180 empty jerry cans.

He said a fuel tanker with Registration Number KANO WDL 270 SL and a Land Cruiser Jeep with registration number LAGOS AQ 432 AAA were recovered from the suspects, some of whom are from the neighbouring Niger Republic.

He added that they'll be handed over to the proper authorities.

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