Connect with us
Grow Business

Nigerian Troops Neutralise 36 Terrorists, Arrest 163 Criminals



Nigerian Troops Neutralise 36 Terrorists, Arrest 163 Criminals

Troops also arrested 16 terrorist, logistic suppliers or collaborators and rescued two kidnapped hostages.

The Defence Headquarters says the Armed Forces of Nigeria personnel neutralised 36 terrorists and apprehended 163 suspected criminals and gunmen across theatres of action in the recent two weeks.

Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, Director, Defence Media Operations, stated this during the bi-weekly news briefing on Thursday in Abuja.

According to Buba, troops apprehended 137 gunmen, three gunrunners, two kidnappers, six collaborators, 15 oil thieves, two kidnappers, and six collaborators.

The military also collected N3.1 million, released 140 kidnapped hostages, and recovered 37 firearms and 370 rounds of ammunition, according to the defence spokesman.

He recovered 16 AK47 rifles, six pump-action guns, six Dane guns, three manufactured rifles, two locally built pistols, 199 7.62mm special ammunition, six 7.62mm NATO rounds, nine AK47 magazines, and two G3 magazines.

“Also recovered were eight vehicles, 45 motorcycles, 32 mobile phones and 925 machetes, and 151 machete sharpeners.”

On oil theft, Buba said the troops discovered and destroyed 61 dugout pits, 32 wooden boats, 87 storage tanks, one speedboat, 32 cooking ovens, three outboard engine, one generator, two pumping machines and 36 illegal refining sites.

More Afrika Eyes News  Army Troops Intercept Explosives Ammunition In Cross River

He added that 310,700 litres of stolen crude oil, 14,675 litres Automotive Gas Oil, 49,000 Dual Purpose Kerosene and five litres of Premium Motor Spirit.

In the North East, Buba said the troops of Operation Hadin Kai neutralised nine terrorists and arrested 19 insurgents, six terrorist collaborators and couriers and rescued 12 hostages within the period.

He said a total of 313 terrorists comprising 12 male adults, 138 female adults and 162 children surrendered to troops at different locations within the theatres of operation.

According to him, the Air component attacked and degraded terrorists who were gathered at a hideout in Wulade.

In North Central, Buba said the troops of Operations Safe Haven and Whirl Stoke conducted several operations in Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau and Taraba, eliminating and apprehending criminals.

He said the troops of Op Safe Haven recovered two AK 47 rifles, three Dane guns, 15 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammo and a pair of military uniform belonging to a dismissed soldier identified as Bashir Abass.

More Afrika Eyes News  Police Arrest 4 Suspected Kidnappers Syndicates In Kwara

According to him, preliminary investigation revealed that one of the recovered AK 47 rifle belongs to the dismissed soldier who is at large with two terrorists members.

“In the course of operations, troops recovered three AK47 rifles, three Dane guns, one locally fabricated pistol, one locally made gun, 23 rounds of 7.62mm special, one cartridge, three mobile phones, a pair of camouflage, jack knife

“In the course of operation, troops of Operation Whirl Stroke recovered one pistol, 40 rounds of 7.62mm special, four rounds of 7.62mm NATO, two G3 magazines, one vehicle, one motorcycle, one mobile phone and a pair of black boots.

“Additionally, troops neutralised one terrorist, arrested 13 suspects and rescued nine kidnapped hostages,” he said.

In the North West, Buba said the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji rescued kidnapped hostages and arrested some terrorists in Jibia, Matazu and Funtua Local Government Areas all in Katsina State.

He said that troops also foiled attacks on farmers, conducted several air interdictions and recovered arms and ammunition in Maru and Zurmi Local Government Areas of Zamfara.

More Afrika Eyes News  Troops Rescue 14 Kidnapped Victims, Kill Bandit In Kaduna

He added that troops rescued 20 kidnapped hostages and recovered one AK47 rifle, four AK47 rifle magazines, two rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, one motorcycle and 80 livestock.

Also, troops of Operation Whirl Punch arrested a bandit collaborator and logistics supply, rescued kidnapped hostages and recovered weapons and ammunition in Chikun and Kajuru Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.

“The air component conducted acquired target on terrorist camp at Hanawanka, a Boko Haram Terrorist camp in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State where terrorists were neutralised with bombs and rockets.

“The operation is one of several conducted by the air component.

“In the course of operation, the troops neutralised 11 terrorists and recovered two fabricated rifle, 16 rounds of 7.62mm special, three motorcycles and 80 livestock.

“Troops also arrested 16 terrorist, logistic suppliers or collaborators and rescued two kidnapped hostages.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in News

To Top