Air Force intercepts Boko Haram's fuel supply

The fuel supply route of Boko Haram militants has reportedly been blocked and seized by the fighter pilots of the Nigerian Air Force.

 

The fuel supply route of the Boko Haram militants has been blocked, and new supply seized by the fighter pilots of the Nigerian Air Force.

In a statement on Wednesday, July 29, the Director, Air Force Information, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, said the Air Force seized 4,000 drums and jerry cans of petroleum products from smugglers.

According to him, the items which were intercepted from smugglers inPepe, Dashin-Hausa, Belel Bilachi and Konkul villages located along the Nigeria-Cameroon borders on Tuesday, are meant for the operation of the terror group.

He added that the Air Force was able to cut off the fuel supply routes of the insurgents through sustained air patrol activities along the Nigeria-Cameroon border.

“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 (Boko Haram Terrorists) camps and supplies by employing surveillance and combat aircraft. Intelligence gathered revealed that these efforts have greatly strained the supply efforts of the BHT,” Alonge said.

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