Thirteen (13) suspected logistics suppliers of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) have been apprehended by troops of 29 task force brigade of Operation Hadin Kai.
A publication focused on the Lake Chad region, Zagazola Makama, said the suspects were nabbed during a raid by the troops and the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) at Benishiek market in Kaga LGA on Tuesday, January 31. The suspects were reportedly conveying huge quantities of food items and fuel for ISWAP before their arrest.
A source told the publication;
“Benisheikh and Jakana in Kaga Local Government Areas had remained one of the largest hubs of logistics supplies for the Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists for many years.
“During every market day, the insurgents’ merchants usually go to the market to buy varieties of food items, fuel, sim cards, clothes, and other items for the terrorists.
“The troops had in many cases intercepted the bad elements working for the terrorists.”