Abuja - The Nigeria Army says its troops
have discovered and raided yet another Boko Haram fuel dump at Abbaganaram area
of Maiduguri in Borno.
Army spokesman, Col. Rabe Abubakar, in a statement issued in
Abuja on Thursday, said the fuel dump was raided Wednesday, following a tip-off
by well meaning citizens.
Usman said one person was arrested while several items were
confiscated during the operation in the city.
"During the operation, one person, Musa Abba, was arrested
and the following items were discovered and confiscated; 11 drums of AGO and
one empty drum.
"Other items include 192 of 25 litres jerrycans, out of
which 70 were loaded with AGO, PMS and DPK, a Toyota bus, one Peugeot car, a
motorcycle and an air conditioner.’’, he said.
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The spokesman said the fuel depot was used to stockpile
Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants for Boko Haram terrorists for onward movement to
the terrorists’ camps in Sambisa forest.
He expressed satisfaction with the level of public support
which he said was partly responsible for the level of successes recorded in the
"Over time we have been exhorting the public especially the
residents of parts of the North Eastern affected by the insurgency 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
"It is important that people should see the fight against
the security menace of Boko Haram terrorism as collective responsibility.
"Therefore the public are kindly requested to be more
vigilant and assist with useful information that would assist in preventing
Boko Haram terrorists from carrying out their nefarious activities against the
society," he advised.