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 tip-off 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.