About 40 people who are food suppliers to terrorists were arrested by personnel of the Multinational Joint Taskforce on Tuesday.
The development was confirmed through a statement issued by the chief of Military Public Information Office, Lt Col Kamarudeen Adegoke. According to the statement, a total of 466 bags of beans and corn were intercepted by the troops.
The statement reads in part, “In continuation with the activities of the MNJTF to clamp down on terrorist activities in the Lake Chad region, troops of Sector 3 (Monguno) on October 11, 2022, arrested 40 terrorist logistics suppliers during an intelligence-led operation conducted on a suspected supply route.”
According to Adegoke’s statement, the troop initially discovered 64 bags of beans, two bags of maize, and other large quantities of food items, which were being conveyed to the terrorists’ enclaves.
In addition, Adegoke noted that during a follow-up on the operation, another 300 bags of beans and 100 bags of corn were discovered. He added that the seized items had been destroyed.