Nigerian troops on Friday destroyed 2,000 cartons of dried fish and smoked meat recovered from suspected Boko Haram insurgents, Col. Tukur Gusau, 7 Division spokesman, has said.
Briefing newsmen in Maiduguri, Gusau, who personally supervised the public destruction of the items, said the items were recovered by the military after different operations in parts of the state.
He implored members of the public to always support security agents by reporting any suspicious movement of persons or vehicles loaded with supplies meant for Boko Haram terrorists enclaves.
According to him, the dried fish and smoked meat are believed to have been seized from innocent fishermen and businessmen by the insurgents.
He added: “The smoked meat was suspected to be made from rustled cows by the insurgents, who later sold them at ridiculous amount to finance their terrorist activities.”