Jafaru Adamu : “Army Crushes Fuel Syndicate Feeding Cameroon Rebels”

By | May 25, 2024

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Accident – Death – Obituary News : : 1. Cameroon rebels fuel supply
2. Army crackdown on rebel fuel network

Troops of the Nigerian Army have intercepted and arrested eight members of a syndicate smuggling fuel from Nigeria to Ambazonian rebels in Cameroon to facilitate terrorist activities. A statement by the Nigerian Army on its official handle said they were arrested during a sting operation yesterday along Abong-Kurmi Baissa Road in Taraba State at the border between Nigeria and Cameroon. The suspects, identified as Jafaru Adamu (32 years), Auwal Haruna (34 years), Umar Dahiru, Mubarak Abdullahi (20 years), Saidu Musa (26 years), Bashiru Ibrahim (18 years), Danlami Yahuaza (19 years), and Abubakar Abdullahi (19 years), were caught en route the border with a large quantity of fuel. Following preliminary investigation, they confessed to smuggling and selling fuel to the Ambazonian rebels who are prohibited from entering Nigeria to purchase the product directly. Further investigation led to the identification of other members of the smuggling syndicate, including Alhaji Abdulmumini, Jafaru Adamu, Babilu Zubairu, Sule Abong, and Mark Akawu, who is reportedly the chairman of the syndicate based in Abong, a border community between Kurmi LGA of Taraba State and Cameroon.

1. Military Destroys Rebel Fuel Supply in Cameroon
2. Army Cracks Down on Syndicate Fueling Insurgency in Cameroon

The Nigerian Army Foils Fuel Smuggling Syndicate

Yesterday, troops of the Nigerian Army made a significant breakthrough in their efforts to combat terrorism in the region. Along the Abong-Kurmi Baissa Road in Taraba State, a group of eight individuals was intercepted and arrested for their involvement in smuggling fuel to Ambazonian rebels in Cameroon. This operation took place at the border between Nigeria and Cameroon, highlighting the strategic location of the incident.

The Arrested Suspects

The suspects, identified as Jafaru Adamu, Auwal Haruna, Umar Dahiru, Mubarak Abdullahi, Saidu Musa, Bashiru Ibrahim, Danlami Yahuaza, and Abubakar Abdullahi, were apprehended while transporting a large quantity of fuel towards the border. Their ages range from 18 to 34 years old, indicating a diverse group involved in this illegal activity.

Confession and Investigation

After being taken into custody, the suspects confessed to smuggling fuel to the Ambazonian rebels. They admitted to purchasing the fuel from various local government areas in Nigeria at different prices before transporting it for sale. The discovery that fuel was cheaper in Takum LGA led them to source the product from there, ultimately leading to their arrest.

The Seized Fuel

During the operation, the Nigerian Army discovered that the suspects were carrying a total of 24,200 liters of fuel in three vehicles. Each vehicle was loaded with 605 jerry cans, each containing 40 liters of fuel. This significant quantity of fuel, valued at ₦800 per liter, amounted to a total worth of Nineteen Million Three Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira (₦19,360,000) only.

Unravelling the Syndicate

Further investigation into the smuggling operation led to the identification of additional members of the syndicate. Alhaji Abdulmumini, Jafaru Adamu, Babilu Zubairu, Sule Abong, and Mark Akawu were named as key figures in the illegal fuel trade. Mark Akawu, believed to be the chairman of the syndicate, operates from Abong, a border community between Kurmi LGA of Taraba State and Cameroon.

In conclusion, the successful interception and arrest of these fuel smugglers by the Nigerian Army have dealt a significant blow to the activities of the Ambazonian rebels in the region. This operation showcases the ongoing efforts of the security forces to maintain peace and security along the border between Nigeria and Cameroon.