It has been observed that following the reopening of Maiduguri -Monguno -Baga Road, the illicit act of fish smuggling has been on the increase. Unfortunately most of the fish or its proceeds end up in the hands of Boko Haram insurgents, thus providing logistics replenishment for the insurgents.
In view of this untoward development, the Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole wishes to remind the general public that the ban on transportation of fish in commercial quantity along the aforementioned route is still very much in force and defaulters will be arrested and sanctioned. Only subsistence fishing for inhabitants’ consumption is permitted.
You are please requested to disseminate this information to the general public through your various news media.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The above is signed by Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Theatre Command.