- The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) made an interesting catch
- Officials of the NSCDC arrested not less than four Boko Haram fuel suppliers in Borno and Adamawa
- The suspects were caught while ferrying 34 units of 25 litres jerricans
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Some petrol suppliers to Boko Haram terrorists in Borno and Adamawa have been arrested by officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
In his press briefing, the commandant of NSCDC, Ibrahim Abdullahi, informed journalists that the suspects were caught conveying jars of fuel on motorcycles to hideouts of the insurgents in both states, Premium Times reports.
Abdullahi revealed that honest officials of the agency recovered 34 units of 25 litres jerricans loaded with fuel totalling 880 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) despite the fact that the suppliers tried to bribe them with N300,000.
The commandant said:
“The NSCDC in Borno have observed an increase in attacks and criminality in the recent times and have surveillance and in the process, we were able to apprehend some suspected criminals including fuel suppliers to Boko Haram insurgents.
“Our men who they tried to bribe with the sum of N300, 000 recovered 34 units of 25 litres jerricans all loaded with fuel totalling about 880 litres of PMS. The jerricans were concealed inside some sacks and loaded on three motorcycles meant to be transported to Watsila general area of Baza District.”
Meanwhile, residents of Puciwa and Koleram communities in Magumeri council area of Borno state had been attacked by men suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists.
The attacks, which happened on Monday evening, August 10, left dozen of farmers and herders killed, The Guardian reports. Mallam Wali, acting secretary of Magumeri council who witnessed the scene on Tuesday, August 11, said the assailants injured 16 other villagers and rustled cattle, sheep and goats. Wali said:
"We are much terrified by the latest and deadly attacks by insurgents."
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