By AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Army has arrested the suppliers of hard drugs and other stimulants to Boko Haram terrorists.
The alleged kingpins were arrested between Depchi and Geidam, Geidam Local Government Area in northern part of Yobe State. Acting Director Army Public Relations Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, disclosed the arrests.
Usman said the arrests came after Army Headquarters made directives to troops in the North East for a painstaking search of motorists and cargoes, troops of 3 Division.
“The arrested persons were also engaged in the supply of fuel in addition to hard drugs such as Cannabis (Indian Hemp), Chlorofone substance (AKA Madaran suck and die) and Tramol, amongst others,”
Usman said.Usman also announced that the troops were making steady progress in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists. “I am glad to inform you that our troops are making substantial progress within the fringes of Sambisa forests.
The Nigerian Army troops are clearing Boko Haram enclaves along axis of advance from Bitta to Tokumbere,” Usman added.Usman said that the Nigerian Army would continue to do its best in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in our country in order to make Nigeria safe and secure.
He also solicited for the continuous support and cooperation of the public. “We always welcome and appreciate information that could lead to the arrest and pre-empting the Boko Haram terrorists and other criminal elements in the society,” he said.
– CAJ News