The Nigerian army has destroyed 2,000 cartons of dried fish and smoked meat recovered from suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
The items were destroyed on Friday, September 4, in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, Vanguard reports.
According to Col. Tukur Gusau, spokesman of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, the army recovered the items after different operations in parts of the state.
The public destruction of the items was supervised by Gusau.
He said: “The cartons of dried fish and smoked meat are believed to have been seized from innocent fishermen and businessmen.
“The smoked meat was suspected to be made from rustled cows by the insurgents, who later sell them at ridiculous amount to finance their terrorists activities.”
The army sopkesman also called on the general public especially traditional rulers in Borno State to stop the use of horses for the meantime as Boko Haram insurgents have started using it as a means of transportation.
According to him, anyone found using a horse would be considered as an insurgent, The Nation reports.
Gusau, who boasted that all terrorists’ logistics would be destroyed and peace restored to all areas, explained that all revenue sources of the insurgents have been blocked both their sources of fuel supply and food.
The army spokesman called for the continuous support of members of the public, urging them to report any suspicious movement of persons or vehicles loaded with supplies meant for Boko Haram insurgents.
This is coming barely two days after the Nigeria air force said it destroyed Boko Haram’s power-generating solar panels in Sambisa forest.
The war against Boko Haram is gaining momentum as the Nigerian Army has given the assurance that it would defeat Boko Haram sect within 3 months.