MNJTF arrests 40 suspected terrorists’ logistics suppliers in Borno
Troops of Sector III, Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) operating in the Lake Chad region have arrested 40 suspected Boko Haram insurgents’ logistics suppliers.
This is contained in a statement by the MNJTF’s Chief of Military Public Information Office, Lt.-Col. Kamarudeen Adegoke, on Tuesday.
He said the suspects had been arrested during an intelligence operation conducted on a supply route.
“The operation led to the discovery of 64 bags of beans, two bags of maize and other large quantities of food items, which were being conveyed to the terrorists’ enclaves.
“Follow up operations led to the capture of another 300 bags of beans and 100 bags of corn which were destroyed,” Adegoke said.
He disclosed further that troops of 68 Battalion on joint patrol with members of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) discovered 12 bags of fish and nine donkeys being used to deliver supplies to insurgents hiding along the shores of the Lake Chad.
The statement which reiterated commitment of the Task Force to sustain onslaught against the terrorists and thier collaborators, urged for continous support from all stakeholders for maximum result.
“The Commander MNJTF, Maj.-Gen. Abdul Khalifah Ibrahim has commended the troops and urged them to maintain the momentum in order to cut off any form of supplies to the criminals to ensure the full restoration of peace and security in the Lake Chad Basin,” he said. (NAN).