Air Force Intercepts Boko Haram Logistics Supply

air forceThe Nigerian Air Force says it has Intercepted and destroyed two trailers suspected to be carrying logistics support to members of the Boko Haram sect.

The Nigerian Air Force in a statement by its spokesman, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, explained that Air Force Agusta helicopter on armed reconnaissance mission around the Nigeria-Cameroon border, destroyed the trailers said to have been covered and parked at different locations in the bush around the border town of Belel.

Greatly Strained Supply

The incident is part of the outcome of the recent air operation commanded by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, to provide close air support to ground forces led by the Chief of the Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, as they advance from Dikwa to Gamboru Ngala.

He added that one of the attack helicopters was hit during the operation, leaving one of the main rotor blades damaged, but the pilot was able to successfully fly the helicopter back to base to land.

In July, the Air Force says its patrol and surveillance activities have succeeded in blocking routes through which petroleum products and other materials are supplied to the Boko Haram sect.

Also, the Director, Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force, Dele Alonge, said patrols along the Nigeria-Cameroon borders “have greatly strained the supply efforts of the Boko Haram terrorists”.

Air Force Cuts Off Boko Haram Supply

air forceThe Nigerian Air Force says its patrol and surveillance activities have succeeded in blocking routes through which petroleum products and other materials are supplied to the  Boko Haram sect.

The Air Force on Wednesday intercepted over 4,000 drums and jerrycans of petroleum products and other smuggled items, which it said were suspected deliveries to the terrorist group.

Addressing reporters, the Director, Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force, Dele Alonge, said patrols along the Nigeria-Cameroon borders “have greatly strained the supply efforts of the Boko Haram terrorists”.

The items, according to Mr Alonge, were confiscated from smugglers in Pepe, Dahin-Hausa, Belel, Bilachi and Konkul villages, all located along Nigerian-Cameroon borders.

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Drums and jerrycans of petroleum products and other smuggled items suspected to be supplies to the Boko Haram terrorists intercepted

The Nigerian Air Force Director said the products were discovered through aerial patrol covering land and sea.

“Efforts are ongoing to ensure that every help available to the terrorists are truncated,” he added.

The supply  interception is coming just as the Nigerian government is making efforts to strengthen collaboration with neighbouring Cameroon in the counter-terrorism operations.

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari had met with his Cameroonian counterpart, Paul Biya, to discuss efforts that both nations could make to end the activities of the Boko Haram along their common border.