Troops Clamp Down On Boko Haram Fertilizer Supplier For Bomb Manufacturing

By Frank Oshanugor

As the Nigerian troops fighting the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist elements in the North East of the country are not leaving anything to chance, a squealed information to the troops has led to the arrest of supplier of Urea brand of fertilizer; a major component in the manufacturing of Improved Explosive Devices (IED).

Troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI reportedly arrested Yusuf Saleh, the suspected Boko Haram Urea Fertilizer supplier at Bayamari village in Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State.

AtlanticNewsonline gathered that the suspect was nabbed by the vigilant troops following relevant information within the week.

Confirming the incident at the weekend, Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said a total of thirty eight 50-Kilogram bags of Urea were recovered from the suspect. Urea fertilizer was banned by the Federal Government because of its usage in the manufacturing of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) by terrorists. He added that the suspect was helping investigators with useful information.

Troops of Operation HADIN KAI have been commended for their vigilance and swift response in arresting the suspect. They have also been encouraged not to allow any form of distraction from the marauding terrorists, whose ranks have suffered acute manpower depletion as a result of ongoing kinetic and non-kinetic operations conducted by troops.

Meanwhile, law-abiding people of North-East Nigeria have been assured of the Chief of Army Staff’s determination to finally root out the Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province criminals from their hideouts.

The people have also been encouraged to continue to avail the troops with actionable information that will enhance the execution of the ongoing Counter terrorism Counter insurgency operations in the region.

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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