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Troops Neutralise 50 Terrorists, Arrests 122 in ongoing Military Operations by Armed Forces of Nigeria

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Troops of the Nigerian military have neutralized 50 terrorists and arrested 122 of them arrested during ongoing military operational activities by the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

Major General Edward Buba, the Director, Defence Media Operations(DMO) who made this known in a statement said
Troops also arrested 49 perpetrators of oil theft and rescued 182 kidnapped hostages.

In the South South, the Director said troops denied oil theft of the estimated sum of One Hundred Twenty Eight Million Sixty Six Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Five Naira (N128,066,825.00) only.

He noted that the military continues to target the leadership and chain of command of the terrorist, insurgents and extremist undermining the security of citizens in the country.

Major General Buba added that the ongoing counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations is making the country safer each passing day that the terrorists are decimated.

According to the DMO, operations of the last one week resulted in the recovery 66 assorted weapons and 11,474 assorted ammunition.

listing the breakdown of other recoveries, the Major General said “one conqueror APC, one GPMG, one NSVT gun, one GT3 rifle, 25 AK47 rifles, 4 pump action gun, 2 locally made AK47 rifles, 3 locally made gun, one locally made revolver gun, 4 locally fabricated pistols and 4 long dane gun, 2 locally made hand grenades, one bandolier.

Others are: 574 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 640 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, 150 rounds of 12.7mm ammo, 5 rounds of 9mm ammo, 10,520 live cartridges, 5 vehicles, 27 mobile phones, 12 motorcycle, 3 boafeng radios, one Motorolla HHR, 3 bicycles, one solar panel, one solar charger controller, one radio receiver and the sum of N75,909,290.00 amongst other items.

He stated further that Troops in the Niger Delta area destroyed 242 dugout pits, 49 boats, 78 storage tanks, one tricycle, 21 vehicles, 104 cooking ovens, 3 pumping machine, 7 outboard engine and 49 illegal refining sites. Troops recovered 151,850 litres of stolen crude oil, 48,630 litres of illegally refined AGO and 10,125 litres of DPK.

Major General Buba promised that the armed forces will continue to apply strong military pressure such that has been witnessed in the week, adding that terrorists and their cohorts would continue to suffer heavy casualities.

He charged them to surrender noting that it is in their interest to surrender as being done in the North East of the country to avoid their eventual destruction.

The Director DMO also assured that the armed forces is on course with it’s operations ,which he acknowledged are yielding encouraging results.

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