How Nigerian Army seized key Boko haram supply lines

By Sanni Muhammed September 16, 2015 19:18

How Nigerian Army seized key Boko haram supply lines

The Nigeria Army has intercepted food supplies of Boko haram insurgents, arresting 33 suspected accomplices involved in providing supplies at the axis around the Wajiroko Road in Borno. This is another boost to the army’s counter insurgency attack geared towards eradicating Boko Haram elements.

The Army’s acting Director of Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, revealed this today where he stated Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, planted by the insurgents were destroyed during the military onslaught.

“Intensive patrols and vigilance of troops have continued to yield positive results with the arrest of 33 suspected food suppliers to the Boko Haram terrorists in Damboa axis around Azir-Wajiroko road, Borno State.

Boko haram food supplies

Boko haram food supplies

“The 33 suspected Boko Haram accomplices were arrested with large quantity of food stuffs meant for Boko Haram terrorists at Korode. Nine of the 33 suspects are from Korode, 5 from Auma, 10 from Geargube, 4 from Kausautaya, 4 from Bulbul and 1 from Dolomi villages.

“Although some of the suspects claimed to be traders, they did not however deny buying and selling food items to the terrorists. Interrogation is still ongoing to further unravel the level of involvement of the suspects.

“In a related development, troops during clearance operations of Boko Haram hideouts, have discovered and successfully destroyed Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted by Boko Haram terrorists at Sandia village along Korode road.”

Following the success recorded, Sani stated that the army was able to rescue abducted men, women and children previously under captive by the insurgents at Buduwa axis in Bama Local Government of Borno.

Boko haram food supplies

Boko haram food supplies

“Furthermore, more men, women and children were rescued from the terrorists at Buduwa area along Bama axis. The rescued persons were part of those abducted by Boko Haram terrorists at Buduwa general area in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State which was earlier occupied by the terrorists.

“It should be noted that the Nigerian is trying hard to ensure safety of the rescued persons but not taking anything for granted as some of them are suspected terrorists.”

This is coming just as the Centre for Crisis Communication, CCC, gave a nod to Federal Government’s ongoing negotiations towards a possible release of the captured Chibok girls.

The Executive Secretary of the CCC, Air Commodore Yusuf Anas (retired) made this declaration in Abuja today where he disclosed that the council is in agreement with negotiations with the insurgents and also expressed support to President Muhammadu Buhari in his determination to find lasting peace to the problem of insurgent attacks in Nigeria.

Boko haram food supplies

Boko haram food supplies

“While expressing support for the declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari that the Federal Government was willing to dialogue with genuine leaders of the terrorist group, the CCC believes the new position had become imperative in view of the fact that military option alone has failed to resolve the issue.

“The Centre believes that there is nothing wrong in exploring and exploiting every opportunity that will lead to freeing of not only the innocent school girls but every other Nigerian under shackles of the deadly insurgents.

“We urge both parties to approach the said negotiation with open mind and with utmost consideration of the interest of humanity. To Nigerians, we urge that we continue to trust and support our President even when he has to take tough decisions such as this knowing that what is upper most in his mind and in our minds is the freedom of our girls and all other captives.

“The Centre views this gesture as good. It has opened a window of opportunity for dialogue for those insurgents that are willing and ready to lay down their arms.”