From Dauda Pam Maiduguri
Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole,OPLD,have again intercepted a Saloon Gulf car loaded with used motorcycle tyres, tubes and some rubber solutions at a checkpoint along Baga road,Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Parading the suspects to newsmen,Theatre Commander OPLD, Major Gen.Olusegun Adeniyi,while setting ablaze the vehicle and the intercepted items, said “the arrest was made by the men of Nigerian Customs Service in collaboration with the troops of the Nigerian Army at a checkpoint along Baga road”.
Represented by the General Office Commanding 7 Division, Brigadier General Abdul Ibrahim, said,‘It could be recalled that the use of Motorcycles was banned in some parts of the theater but this man Samuel Chibuzo was arrested on 28 September, 2019 with a Soloon car loaded with 136 used tyres, over 40 tubes and some quantity of rubber solution heading to Monguno in Northern Borno”.
He said, “the suspects attempted to bribe our personnel but our gallant troops resisted and arrested him.
Everybody knows it is only Boko Haram that uses motorcycles. He claims he sold it to truck pushers in Monguno but who knows the end users”, and used the medium to also warn Boko Haram logistic suppliers to desist, as anybody found wanting should be treated as Boko Haram and also advised members of the public not to allow their children, wards or vehicle to be used in aiding Boko Haram, insurgency as anybody caught will face the full wrath of the law.
Narrating his own side of the story to newsmen at the scene of destruction the suspect, Samuel Chibuzo, said,” I have been in this business for over 30 years. Everybody knows me in Monguno, I am not a Boko Haram logistics supplier. I sell this used tyres, tubes and rubber solutions to users and not Boko Haram criminals.