Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

Ngozi James

Nigerian troops have killed no fewer than 105 terrorists including bandits in Northern region, while 174 Boko Haram/ISWAP members surrendered in two weeks, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said on Thursday.

Major General Benard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO) who disclosed this on Thursday, explained that troops of Operation Hadarin Daji conducted several operations in the North West which led to the neutralization of 96 terrorists, while 8 kidnapped victims were rescued and  large cache of ammunitions recovered. He said all rescued civilians have been handed over to the appropriate authorities for further actions.

Onyeuko adde that troops of Operation Hadin Kai in the Northeast region recovered 4 AA-guns, 2,000 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition,  122 artillery gun, 1 machine gun, 4 AK 47 rifles, 1 60mm motar tube with 5 bombs, among others.

He further informed that Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke killed a total of 9 bandits, and recovered 8 AK 47 rifles, 8 magazines, 208 special ammunitions, among others.

In the South South Zone,  the Director informed that Troops of Operation Delta Safe conducted operations against oil thieves and other criminal element within the period. “Commutatively, Own troops in the last 2 weeks discovered, and destroyed 30 illegal refining sites, cooking 29 ovens, 9 receivers, 12 coolants, 73 storage metal tanks, 248 polythene bags, 16 boilers, 8 pumping machines, 14 wooden boats, 29 dugout pits, 2 speed boats, 4 trucks, 1 bus, 44 drums of AGO, 3 outboard engines, 1 Barretta pistol, 3 locally made pistol, 8 explosive devices evacuated 57 galvanized pipes and arrested 25 economic saboteurs,” Onyeuko said.

The Director,  therefore sought more cooperation of Nigerians in the fight against criminalities across the Country.

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