Nigerian Army have intercepted and arrested some kingpins and foot soldiers of suppliers of drugs to Boko Haram terrorists.
The arrested suppliers were nabbed between Dep- chi and Geidam, in Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State, yesterday. Found on them were hard drugs and other stimulants being used by the insurgents.
The discovery was made possible following the directives of Army Head- quarters for a painstaking search of motorists and car- goes in the North-eastern part of the country.
In a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, the arrested persons were also said to be engaged in the supply of fuel to the insurgents ‘in addition to hard drugs such as Cannabis (Indian Hemp), Chloroform substance (a.k.a Madaran suck and die) and Tramol, amongst others.’
“You will recall that sometime ago we reported that ironically most of the Boko Haram terror- ists captured by Nigerian military could not read the Holy Qur’an; some of them could not even recite the first chapter Suratuh Al-Fatiha and yet they claimed they wanted to establish an ‘Islamic state.’
“When the Nigerian military captured their bases and training camps, they never found Qur’an or other Islamic books; what were mostly found were ammunition, local charms, condoms and all sort of drugs, including sex enhancing ones in their enclaves.
“The arrest of these drug suppliers has reinforced that fact, more so as they have been making very useful statements.”
Usman stated that the Nigerian Army would continue to do its best in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in the country in order to make Nigeria safe and secure. -The Sun