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Troops Hits Heart Of Boko Haram's Commerce, Destroy Over 2,000 Cartons Of Smoked Fish, Dried Meat

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BEVERLY HILLS, September 04, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Army said on Friday that it had destroyed N50 million worth of fishes and dried meat seized from Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State.

Disclosing this in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, was the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations and spokesman, 7 Division Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, Colonel Tukur Gusau.

He told journalists that the over 2,000 cartons of smoked fish and dried meat, were seized from the insurgents from different communities in the state.

“The 7 Division Nigerian Army has apprehended several cartons of dried fish from suspected Boko Haram terrorists in various locations in Borno State. The cartons of the dried fish are believed to be seized from innocent fishermen and businessmen by the terrorists who later sell them at ridiculous amount to finance their terrorists’ activities,” Gusau informed journalists during the burning of the seized items.

Maintaining that the ongoing military operations in the Northeast have crippled the activities of Boko Haram, Gusau said the operation has forced the insurgents to resort to using donkeys and other unusual tactics to attack some remote communities.

“We have crippled their channels of supply both of fuel, logistics and everything and they’re now in disarray. That is why they have resorted to using donkeys to carry out attacks,” he said.

“By burning of these fishes, we’re sending strong message to the insurgents to change their terror act because an end is at sight. We’re determined with the support of patriotic Nigerians to end Boko Haram and other terror acts in the country.”