The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has said that it has successfully blocked some of the supply routes used by terrorist sect, Boko Haram.
The routes were said to have been used by the insurgents to receive petroleum products and other materials.
The success of the Air Force operation was announced on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, via a statement released by the Director, Public Relations and Information, Dele Alonge.
“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 items.”
“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 Nigeria-Cameroon borders. 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.”
Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, also on Wednesday, met with Cameroonian counterpart, Paul Biya to discuss the multinational war against Boko Haram.