The Nigerian Air Force has announced on Wednesday that it has succeeded in blocking routes through which petroleum products
materials are supplied to the Boko Haram insurgents.
Dele Alonge, Director Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air
Force, said in a statement that the feat was achieved through patrols
along the Nigeria-Cameroon borders which, according to him have greatly
strained the supply efforts of the terrorists.
“The Nigerian Air
Force (NAF) through its intensified and persistent efforts in the
ongoing fight against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) has intercepted over
4,000 drums and jerry cans of petroleum products and other smuggled
“The items, suspected to be supplies meant for BHT, were
confiscated from the smugglers in Pepe, Dashin-Hausa, Belel Bilachi, and
Konkul villages located along the Nigeria-Cameroon Borders on Tuesday,
28 July 2015.
“The NAF was able to achieve the recent feat through
its air patrol activities, covering both land and water, along the
“The NAF has continued to identify and
destroy BHT camps and resupplies by employing surveillance and combat
aircraft. Intelligence gathered revealed that these efforts have greatly
strained the supply efforts of the BHT,” Alonge said in the statement.
Source: PM News