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Military gives report of operations from March to December 2020


The military has given its report on two operations across the country between March 18 and Dec. 30.

Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, in a statement said 2,403 suspected criminal elements were neutralized during all operations.

Enenche announced the figures on Thursday while giving an update on operations conducted to check criminality during the stated time.

“This is in addition to scores of other terrorists and armed bandits killed during airstrikes,’’ Enenche added.

He disclosed that troops during the period under review, also rescued 864 kidnapped victims across the country.

“Also, a total of 46, 581.8 barrels of stolen crude oil and 22, 881, 257 litres of stolen PMS (petrol) were recovered by the troops during this period.”

Giving the breakdown, Enenche said that in the North-West, 5,281 livestock, 6,951 rounds of ammunition and 120 assorted rifles were recovered from the bandits during the period.

He added that 455 kidnapped victims were rescued in the zone, while 473 bandits were killed in action in the period under review and a total of N6, 365, 550 cash was recovered from bandits and their informants.’’

On operations in the North East Zone, Enenche added that 200 kidnapped victims were rescued by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole while 1, 385 rounds of ammunition, 45 grenades as well as 95 assorted rifles were recovered from Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in the last 10 months.

In the South-South Zone, he disclosed that 8, 890, 300 litres of stolen AGO and 33, 516, 000 litres of DPK were seized by troops.

Also, about 47 kidnapped victims were rescued in the South-South during the period, while 72 vandals and criminals were arrested.

He said in the South West Zone, troops impounded 10, 458, 600 litres of PMS, 15, 345 barrels of stolen crude oil and 345, 000 litres of stolen AGO during the period.

He added that 3,594 rounds of ammunition and 14 assorted rifles were recovered in the zone, while 23 illegal refining sites were immobilized, and 15 boats and 23 trucks engaged in illegal activities were arrested.

Enenche commended troops of the Armed Forces and the general public for their support and further solicited their cooperation towards providing credible and timely information that would facilitate proactive engagements in operations.



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