Soldiers arrest suspected Fuel supplier to Sambisa Camp.
**As NASI gets new Commandant.
The Nigerian Army disclosed on Wednesday that it’s Quick Reaction Force (QRF) of 251 Battalion, 7 Div. Garrison on routine checks, on Tuesday arrested a truck loaded with 25 jerry cans of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and other goods cleverly covered and concealed at Molai check point, outskirts of Maiduguri at about 8.00am.
It was later discovered that the PMS was to be delivered to Boko Haram terrorists still holed up in some camps at Sambisa Forest by both the driver and the owner of the consignment.
According to a statement from Army headquarters, “The driver of the vehicle, Muhammadu Adamu, claimed ignorance of the contents of the vehicle and called the owner of the goods, Tijjani Gambo to explain.
“He too denied supplying terrorist’s fuel and other items’ rather he claimed to be a mere trader that supplies goods to customers in Damboa based on demand.
“However, preliminary investigation revealed that he has been sending PMS and other goods through the same route at regular intervals without an identifiable corresponding recipient in Damboa as alleged.
“Although investigations are still ongoing, it is suspected that it could be the means through which he had been supplying the terrorists with dire logistics in Sambisa forest.
“This is more so that there is a ban on the purchase and transportation of petrol in containers such as that within the theatre.
“Both suspects and the exhibits have been handed over to Joint Interrogation Centre for further investigations” the Army said.
In a related development, the statement said, “A dead body was dropped by unknown persons and found by Civilian JTF at Ruwan Zafi MM Ali Filling station opposite NNPC Mega Station, along the Mafa-Dikwa road.
“The deceased whose name was given as Abba Aminu is aged between 35-40 and was married with 4 children. He was stabbed with a knife on his chest by his assailants.
“The matter was reported to Jere police Station for further investigation, while the body has been evacuated to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital mortuary” it said.
Meanwhile, the Army has appointed a new Commandant for the Nigerian Army School of Infantry in Jaji, Zaria. He is Brigadier General AO Folorunsho. Before the new appointment, he was the Commander Nigeria Army Training Centre (NATRAC).
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