Army Bans Use Of Horses, Donkeys In Borno

Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima

Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima

THE Nigerian Army has banned the use of horses and donkeys by the general public, particularly traditional rulers in Borno State.

The Army said the ban was necessary as members of terrorist group, Boko Haram, have turned to the animals as their means of transportation to attack and killed people in the state.

The ban was announced yesterday, in Maiduguri when spokesman of 7 Division of Nigerian Army, Col. Tukur Gusau, was supervising the destruction of over 2, 000 cartons of fish and meat seized from Boko Haram at Maiduguri destruction site.

He said the terrorists have resorted to the use of horses and called on the general public, especially traditional rulers to stop ridding on horses until further notice.

“Anyone found using a horse would be considered an insurgent,” he warned.

He disclosed that 2,000 cartons of smoke fish and dry meat that the insurgents carted away from innocent traders were seized for destruction.

“We invited you to witness the burning of N2, 000 cartons of smoked fish and meat, which they used in funding their terrorist activities in this state,” said Gusau

He therefore; called on the general public to assist and support “Operation Lafiya Dole” by promptly reporting suspicious movement of vehicles or persons loaded with supplies meant for Boko Haram terrorists.

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