The Nigerian Military has disclosed that the counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations being conducted by the troops of the Nigerian Military is yielding positive results.
Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba made this known today 25th August, 2023 in a Press Release made available to this medium on ongoing Military Operations by the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
The Military Officer disclosed that hough, the men and women of the armed forces are fighting and dying for the country every day; they have made great strides. He hinted that the military will continue the momentum of its operations by mounting pressure on groups seeking to undermine the security of citizens and the nation.
According to him, the update on the operations across the six (6) geopolitical zones as at 25th August 2023, reveals that; the military neutralized 23 terrorists, arrested 109 criminals, 5 kidnappers, one informant, 22 suspected oil thefts and rescued 41 kidnapped hostages. Additionally, he said 231 terrorists and their families surrendered to troops comprising 25 adult males, 63 adult females and 143 children surrendered.
He went further to disclose that Troops recovered a total number of 41 weapons and 300 assorted kinds of ammunition. Breakdown of arms and ammunition is as follows; 14 AK47 rifle, one AK49 rifle, 2 AK47 rifles loaded with 7.62mm special ammo, one PKT gun, one LMG, 2 pump action guns, 2 locally fabricated pistols, 3 locally fabricated rifle, 2 dane guns, one pistol, and 2 locally made long barrel guns.
Additionally, he asserted that other things recovered by troops are one AK47 rifle loaded with 30 rounds of 7.62mm special, 1 AK47 magazines, one magazine loaded with 30 rounds of 7.62mm special, 239 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, 5 rounds of 7.62 NATO, 44 rounds of PKT, 5 rounds of 9mm ammo and 6 cartridges.
“Furthermore, troops recovered 13 motorcycle, 22 mobile phones, one bicycle, 10 machete, a pair of camouflage. While, the operations in South South geopolitical zone resulted in the arrest of the following; 682,400 litres of stolen crude oil, 70,950 litres of illegally refined AGO, 23,250 litres of DPK. All amounting to an estimated sum of N414,396.250 denied to the oil thieves.
“The military will relentlessly pursue groups contributing to insecurity and instability in the country. Troops will through its operations continue to makes improvements towards ensuring safety of citizens and restoring security across the country” he concluded.
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