Troops of the Third Division Nigerian Army have intercepted and arrested some kingpins and foot soldiers of suppliers of Boko Haram terrorists with hard drugs and other stimulants, following the Army Headquarters directives to troops in the North East for a painstaking search of motorists and cargoes.
The alleged culprits were arrested on Tuesday between Depchi and Geidam, Geidam Local Government Area in northern part of Yobe State.
A statement by Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, acting Director Army Public Relations, said that 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.
“You will recall that sometimes ago, we reported that ironically most of the Boko Haram terrorists captured by Nigerian military cannot read the Holy Qur’an, some of them cannot even recite the first chapter- Suratuh Al-Fatiha and yet they claimed they wanted to establish an ‘Islamic State’.
“When the Nigerian military captured their bases and training camps, they never found Qur’an or other Islamic books, what were mostly found were ammunitions, local charms, condoms and all sort of drugs including sex enhancing ones in their enclaves,” Usman said in the statement.
He stressed that the arrest of the drug suppliers has reinforced that fact, more so as they have been making very useful statements, assuring 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.
“This however, requires 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,” the statement emphasised.
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