Troops Uncover ‘Boko Haram Stockpile’ In Yobe, Seize 62 Jerrycans Of Petrol

May 26, 2021
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Mohammed Yerima, army spokesperson, in a statement, said the troops had followed up on intelligence report and raided the town on Tuesday.

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According to TheCable, troops of operation Hadin Kai of the Nigerian army have recovered a stockpile of items kept by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Kurkareta, Yobe state.

Mohammed Yerima, army spokesperson, in a statement, said the troops had followed up on intelligence report and raided the town on Tuesday.

According to him, 62 jerrycans of petrol were part of the items recovered.

“Items recovered during the raid operations by troops in conjunction with local vigilantes include 62 jerrycans loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, hidden in different houses and shops,” he said.

“Three vehicles belonging to the terrorists’ suppliers with registration numbers DAL 626 YE (Kano), GBK 413 GR (Benue) and XA 390 SHN (Borno) were also impounded.

“The successful raid was undertaken following credible intelligence that some members of the community are suppliers of fuel and other products to insurgents.

“All the recovered items and the suspects are in our custody for preliminary investigations before handing them over to the appropriate agency for prosecution.”

He said the Nigerian army remains determined to sustain its offensive operations in the area.

Yerima also assured the public that the army leadership is committed to achieving the overall objective of keeping the north-east and the entire country free of terrorism, banditry and other violent crimes.

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