The Nigerian Army on Thursday revealed that troops confronting Boko Haram discovered and raided another fuel dump belonging to the insurgents which is located at Abbaganaram area of Maiduguri in Borno State.
According to a statement by its spokesman, Col. Rabe Abubakar, the army revealed that the fuel dump was raided on Wednesday consequent upon a tip-off by well-meaning citizens.
Abubakar further revealed that one person was arrested while several items were confiscated during the operation in the city.
He said, “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 jerry cans, out of which 70 were loaded with AGO, PMS and DPK, a Toyota bus, one Peugeot car, a motorcycle and an air conditioner.”
Abubakar also said that the fuel depot is being used to stockpile Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants for Boko Haram terrorists for further movement to the terrorists’ camps in Sambisa forest.
He added that, “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 an overwhelming majority of people as exemplified by the courageous and patriotic efforts of the good citizens who exposed this fuel dump in their midst.
“It is important that people should see the fight against the security menace of Boko Haram terrorism as a 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.”