Troops of Operation Hadin Kai have raided a suspected Boko Haram logistics stockpile in Kurkareta town, Yobe State.
A statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima said the troops arrested the supplier whose identity was not disclosed.
Items recovered during the raid operations by troops in conjunction with local vigilantes include 62 Jerry cans loaded with Premium Motor Spirit popularly called petrol, hidden in different houses and shops.
Three vehicles belonging to the terrorists’ suppliers with registration numbers DAL 626 YE (Kano), GBK 413 GR (Benue) and XA 390 SHN (Borno) were also impounded.
The successful raid was undertaken following credible intelligence that some members of the community are suppliers of fuel and other products to insurgents.
He said that all the recovered items and the suspects are in our custody for preliminary investigations before handing them over to the appropriate agency for prosecution.
He said Nigerian Army remains determined to sustain their offensive operations in the area and assures the public that the Army leadership is committed to achieving the overall objective of keeping the North East and the entire country free of terrorism, banditry and other violent crimes.