Insurgents use fertiliser to produce IEDs, says Army
The Nigerian Army (NA) has disclosed that bags of fertilisers were seized by troops of 28 taskforce brigade because the product is banned in the state.
This clarification was made by the Army following accusation made by farmers that troops were reselling the seized fertilisers at an exorbitant price.
The assistant director, army public relations officer, Haruna Sani via a statement on Wednesday said fertiliser is banned in Adamawa because insurgents use it to produce improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Denying the allegation that troops were reselling the product to farmers, Sani added that the seized fertilisers have been handed over to the police.
“In order to put the record straight, it is pertinent to state that in Adamawa State there is currently a ban imposed on the importation of urea (fertiliser) by the state government,” the statement reads.
“The development is as a result of the activities of terrorists, who use fertilisers to make improvised explosive devices (IEDs) for their criminal activities.”
“Sequel to the ban by the state government, troops intercepted defaulters who were conveying about 200 bags of the banned product.
“The Nigerian Army has since handed over the seized fertilisers to the Nigerian police.”
The army asked residents in the state to support the military in the fight against insurgency.
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