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Nigeria: Troops kill 50 terrorists, arrest 122

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Nigeria: Troops kill 50 terrorists, arrest 122

By: Our Reporter

The ongoing counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations are making the country safer with each passing day that these evil forces are decimated. The armed forces are on course with their operations, which are yielding encouraging results, say Nigeria’s military authorities.

Major General Edward Buba, Director of Defense Media Operations, said on Friday that the military continues to target the leadership and chain of command of terrorists, insurgents, and extremists, undermining the security of citizens in the country.

According to him, the operations of the last week resulted in 50 neutralized terrorists, with 122 of them arrested.

“Troops also arrested 49 perpetrators of oil theft and rescued 182 kidnapped hostages. In the SS, troops denied oil theft of the estimated sum of one hundred twenty-eight million sixty-six thousand eight hundred and twenty-five naira (N128,066,825.00) only.” He said

He said troops recovered 66 assorted weapons and 11,474 assorted ammunition.

“The breakdown is as follows: one conqueror APC, one GPMG, one NSVT gun, one GT3 rifle, 25 AK47 rifles, 4 pump action guns, 2 locally made AK47 rifles, 3 locally made guns, one locally made revolver gun, 4 locally fabricated pistols and 4 long dane guns, 2 locally made hand grenades, and one bandolier.” He added.

“Others are: 574 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 640 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, 150 rounds of 12.7mm ammo, 5 rounds of 9mm ammo, 10,520 live cartridges, 5 vehicles, 27 mobile phones, 12 motorcycles, 3 Boafeng radios, one Motorolla HHR, 3 bicycles, one solar panel, one solar charger controller, one radio receiver, and the sum of N75,909,290.00, amongst other items.”

General Edward also revealed that troops in the Niger Delta area destroyed 242 dugout pits, 49 boats, 78 storage tanks, one tricycle, 21 vehicles, 104 cooking ovens, 3 pumping machines, 7 outboard engines, and 49 illegal refining sites. Troops recovered 151,850 liters of stolen crude oil, 48,630 liters of illegally refined AGO, and 10,125 liters of DPK.

He said the armed forces will continue to apply strong military pressure, as has been witnessed in the past week.

“The terrorists and their cohorts would continue to suffer heavy casualties. It is in their interest to surrender, as is being done in the north of the country, to avoid eventual destruction.” Buba said.

Nigeria: Troops kill 50 terrorists, arrest 122

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