The Nigerian Army has intercepted trucks carrying cement en route to Cameroon, suspected of being used for illegal activities or smuggling.


Troops of the Nigerian Army have intercepted trucks suspected of transporting prohibited goods to the Republic of Cameroon. The trucks, each loaded with 600 50kg bags of cement, were showcased to journalists at the Nigeria Police headquarters in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, on Friday.

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, had issued an Executive Order prohibiting the transportation of building materials across the country’s border via Adamawa routes.

During the joint display of the vehicles by the spokespersons for the governor and the Adamawa State Police Command, Humwashi Wonosikou and SP Suleiman Nguroje, respectively, it was revealed that the trucks were intercepted a few kilometers before Jamtari, a border village between Nigeria and Cameroon.

Wonosikou emphasized the government’s stance against such actions, describing them as unacceptable. He pointed out the unusual amount of cement being transported and questioned the necessity for such quantities in border communities.

Nguroje reiterated the deployment of personnel across the state to enforce the government’s order banning the transportation of building materials across the border.

However, a surprising twist occurred when Abiola Oyetunji, identified as the contact person on the waybill, expressed astonishment that the trucks had left the company’s depot in Yola. She clarified that the trucks should not have left the depot until the goods had been sold, raising suspicions about the circumstances surrounding their departure.

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