The Nigerian Air Force says it has successfully blocked the routes through which the terrorist group, Boko Haram, has been getting its supplies of petroleum products and other materials to carry out its terrorist activities.
Air Commodore Dele Alonge, Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, obtained by the Street Journal.
He said that this was achieved through aerial patrols along the Nigeria-Cameroon borders aimed cutting off the supply chain of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
The statement reads: “The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) through its intensified and persistent efforts in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) has intercepted over 4,000 drums and jerry cans of petroleum products and other smuggled items.
“The items, suspected to be supplies meant for BHT, were confiscated from the smugglers in Pepe, Dashin-Hausa, Belel Bilachi, and Konkul villages located along the Nigeria-Cameroon Borders on Tuesday, 28 July 2015.
“The NAF was able to achieve the recent feat through its air patrol activities, covering both land and water, along the Nigeria-Cameroon boarders.
“The NAF has continued to identify and destroy BHT camps and resupplies by employing surveillance and combat aircraft.’’
It added that the Intelligence gathered revealed that the efforts had greatly strained the supply efforts of the terrorist group.