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Troops Neutralized 188 Terrorists, Arrests 330- DHQ

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The Defence Headquarters has reaffirmed it’s commitment to kill terrorists , stop insecurity
ensure the safety of citizens.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Director Defence Media Operations,Maj Gen.Edward Buba, made available to the press on Friday in Abuja.

He said the Armed Forces are making the terrorist pay a much heavier price than they have been forced to pay.

Gen. Buba noted that troops will continue to operate with tremendous force against the terrorist across the country. As in the last one week, Troops neutralised 188 and arrested 330 persons.

He said “Troops also arrested 36 perpetrators of oil theft and rescued 133 kidnapped hostages.
In the SS, troops denied the oil theft of the estimated sum of Six Hundred and Thirty Seven Million Seven and Ten Thousand Three Hundred and Ten Naira
(N637,710,310.00) only.

Furthermore, troops recovered 270 assorted weapons and 5,083 assorted ammunition. The breakdown as follows: 122 AK47 rifles, 47 locally fabricated guns, 47
dane guns, 24 automatic pump action guns, 8 locally fabricated pistols, 2 locally made single barrel guns, one double barrel gun, one hand grenade and one IED.

Others are: 2,129 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, 1,686 rounds of 7.62mm
NATO, 116 rounds of 9mm ammo, 133 rounds of 7.62 x 39mm ball ammo, 151 rounds of 7.62 x 39mm ammo, 619 live cartridges, 34 magazines, 8 HH radios, 8 vehicles, 40
motorcycles, 6 bicycles, 50 mobile phones and the sum of N610,210.00 amongst other

The Director DMO also disclosed that, “troops in the Niger Delta area discovered and destroyed 51 dugout pits, 24 boats,
21 storage tanks and 4 vehicles. Other items recovered include 28 cooking ovens and 21
illegal refining sites. Troops recovered 672,350 litres of stolen crude oil and 90,530
litres of illegally refined AGO.”

He however noted that, the military is in a good and strong position in the war against terrorists with many terrorist leaders killed. “We will continue to provide security for citizens with the tools
at our disposal.”

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