- Spokesperson for the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, states that a petrol station manager has been arrested for reportedly selling petrol to suspected Boko Haram suppliers
- Chukwu says attendants at the station were also arrested by soldiers and are currently undergoing interrogation
- Leah Sharibu's father accuses FG of neglecting his family as his daughter turns 15 in Boko Haram captivity
Two suspected fuel suppliers to Boko Haram terrorists have been arrested by troops of 159 battalion deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole in Yobe state following a tip off.
The spokesperson for the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, in a statement on Saturday, July 14, said the suspects were arrested at Yusufari local government area of Yobe when they were filling jerry cans at a petrol station owned by a member of Yobe state House of Assembly.
Chukwu stated that the petrol station manager and attendants were also arrested by the soldiers and are currently undergoing interrogation while the truck driver fled.
The army spokesperson said soldiers were intensifying efforts to track down the wanted truck driver.
Meanwhile, father of Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi girl still in Boko Haram custody has accused the federal government of abandoning his family and not communicating with them on efforts to secure his daughter's freedom.
The Nation reports that Nathan Sharibu, who said his wife and Leah’s mother cried on Monday, May 14, on the abducted girl’s 15th birthday, spoke on a radio programme monitored in Abuja.
Legit.ng gathered that he said: “It is very sad and the family is very weak. The mother was even crying this morning because today is her birthday. She is 15 years old today and we are very sad about her absence.”
Also on Monday, May 14, members of the #BringBackOurGirls (#BBOG) advocacy group expressed sadness over Leah’s continuous stay in captivity.
Members of the group have also accused the federal government of abandoning Leah’s family, community and refusing to provide Nigerians with updates on her release.
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