In Borno Army warns residents against smuggling fish

Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, gave the warning on Friday in Maiduguri.

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The Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-East, has warned Borno residents against smuggling of fish from the Lake Chad Area of the state.

Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, gave the warning on Friday in Maiduguri in a statement issued to to newsmen.

“It has been observed that following the re-opening of Maiduguri-Monguno-Baga Road, the illicit act of fish smuggling has been on the increase."

“Unfortunately most of the fish or its proceeds end up in the hands of Boko Haram insurgents, thus providing logistics replenishment for the insurgents."

“In view of this untoward development, the Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole wishes to remind the general public that the ban on transportation of fish in commercial quantity along the aforementioned route is still very much in force."

“Defaulters will be arrested and sanctioned."

“Only subsistence fishing for the consumption of inhabitants is permitted,” the statement said.

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