Maj. Gen. Edward Buba Reiterates Military’s Commitment to Securing Nigeria

The Director Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba has reaffirmed the unwavering commitment of the Nigerian Military towards ensuring Nigeria and its Citizens are secure. He reassured Nigerians that the Military is working assiduously to get rid of Terrorists and their cohorts.

He stated these during a Press Conference on the ongoing Military Operations by the Armed Forces of Nigeria at the Defence Headquarters on Friday 24th May, 2024.
He said the armed forces are steadfast in its role as an element of national power utilised to protect and project the national interest of the nation saying the ongoing operations across the country are in support of national security interest.
He said during the week under review, troops neutralised 253 and arrested 172 persons. He also stated that troops were also able to arrest 15 perpetrators of oil theft and rescued 206 kidnapped hostages.
In the South South region of Nigeria, he averred that troops denied the oil theft of the estimated sum of One Billion Seventy Three Million Eight Hundred and Twenty Nine Thousand Five Hundred Naira (N1,073,829,500.00) only.
“Furthermore, troops recovered 251 assorted weapons and 4,113 assorted ammunition. The breakdown as follows: one GPMG, 118 AK47 rifles, 54 locally fabricated gun, 47 dane guns, 6 pump action guns, 2 locally fabricated pump action guns, 5 double barrel guns, 4 single barrel guns, 4 locally fabricated pistol, 4 IED, 60mm mortar tube, 2 AK butts, MRAP and one bandolier.
“Others are: 2,047 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, 942 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 98 rounds of 9mm ammo, 342 rounds of 7.62 x 54mm, 334 rounds of 7.62 x 39mm, 252 rounds of 7.62 x 51mm, 110 rounds of 7.62 x 39mm ball, 299 live cartridges, 32 magazines, 2 baofeng radios, 2 KYD radios, 8 vehicles, 41 motorcycles, 27 bicycles, 41 mobile phones and the sum of N74,702,320.00 only amongst other items.
“Troops in the Niger Delta area discovered and destroyed 22 dugout pits, 37 boats, 70 drums, 4 receiver, 4 reservoirs and 29 storage tanks. Other items recovered include 215 cooking ovens, 13 vehicles, 4 wheelbarrows, one tricycle, one motorcycle, 5 mobile phones, one speedboat, 2 KYD radios, 2 outboard engines and 75 illegal refining sites. Troops recovered 1,047,050 litres of stolen crude oil and 205,550 litres of illegally refined AGO” he posited.

According to him, the operations across the country are a testament of the tireless effort of the military to prevent anarchy, unrest and national security destabilization. He hinted that for these reasons, the armed forces is deserving of the pride of place as the nations symbol of national unity and resilience.

“Based on the foregoing, it is instructive for citizens to extend utmost respect for their armed forces, rather than degraded the institution. It would be counterproductive and amounts to self sabotage to do otherwise” he concluded.

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Maj. Gen. Edward Buba Reiterates Military’s Commitment to Securing Nigeria

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