Two logistics suppliers of the Boko Haram insurgents have been arrested by the Nigerian Army.
This was made known by Onyema Nwachukwu, the director of army public operations.
Nwachukwu said the Boko Haram suspects were arrested during a clearance operation in Muna area of Borno state.
He said the operation was carried out by troops of 195 battalion, sector one of operation Hadin Kai in conjunction with the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF).
Nwachukwu said items recovered from the suspects include one hand grenade, one axe, one vehicle, five bicycles, two mobile phones (Techno and Infinix) and some quantity of petrol, oil and lubricant.
He said other items recovered were “a large quantity of psychedelic and sex enhancement drugs, pesticides and insecticides, as well as food stuff”.
“The vigilant troops, who left no stone unturned during the clearance operation, combed the entire area, destroying several identified terrorists camps. During the operation, troops however came in contact with terrorists at Labe Village, who attempted fleeing but were swiftly intercepted by the troops,” he said.
“The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Faruk Yahaya has commended the alertness of the troops, urging them to sustain the aggressive posture of the operation, to ensure they clear terrorists’ enclaves and dominate the general area.”