Military Eliminate 114 Terrorists, Bandits in 2 Weeks
By Alabidun Shuaib AbdulRahman
The Nigerian Armed Forces announced that in the past two weeks, 114 terrorists and bandits have been neutralized, 101 kidnapped civilians have been rescued, 51 AK47 rifles have been recovered, and 115 individuals involved in terrorist activity, logistics, vandalism, banditry, gunrunning, and economic sabotage have been arrested.
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This information was provided by Major General Musa Danmadami, Director of Defence Media Operations, during a press briefing at the Defence Headquarters on Thursday, covering the troops’ operational activities in various regions of the country between January 12 and January 26, 2023.
Danmadami noted that within the period under review, a total of 267 terrorists and their family members surrendered, while oil thieves in the South-South zone of the country were denied the opportunity of stealing crude oil products valued at N125,399,460.
The director of the defence media operation added that during the joint military operations in the Niger Delta region, the troops discovered and destroyed 39 illegal refining sites, 48 cooking ovens, 103 storage tanks, 27 dug-out pits and 33 wooden boats, among other items.