The Nigerian Army has reiterated its ban on commercial transportation and sale of fish along the Maiduguri-Monguno-Baga axis in Borno State.
The ban was contained in a statement by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Onyeama Nwachukwu, issued to journalists yesterday in Maiduguri.
The statement reads warned that some people were taking advantage of the re-opening of the route to smuggle fish for Boko Haram insurgents and replenish their logistics to continue with insurgency and terrorism in the northeast.
Nwachukwu warned the public against the smuggling of fish products along the route, saying only fish movement for subsistence consumption was allowed on the route, warning that defaulters would be arrested and prosecuted.
The Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole also reminded the public that the ban on commercial transportation of fish in the axis was still in force.