Troops Neutralize 192 Terrorists As 122 ISWAP Combatants Surrender


0

By Anne Osemekeh, Abuja

Troops of the Nigerian military have neutralised 192 terrorists, even as 122 ISWAP combatants surrendered to troops, alongside their families.

Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj Gen Edward Buba, made this known on Thursday, at the Defence Headquarters during the biweekly press briefing on ongoing military operations across the country as at 18th April, 2024.

Buba further stated that troops arrested 341 persons including violent extremists and terrorist collaborators and suppliers, while also rescuing 62 kidnapped hostages.

In the SS, troops arrested 37 oil thrives and in the process denied oil theft of the estimated sum of Eight Hundred and Twenty One Million Two Hundred and Forty Eight Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Naira (N821,248,740.00) only.

Furthermore, troops recovered 211 assorted weapons and 6,288 assorted ammunition, the breakdown of which Buba gave as follows: 128 AK47 rifles, 26 dane guns among other items. Others are: 1,301 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 3,260 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, 1,325 live cartridges, 140 round of 9mm ammo among other items.

Troops in the Niger Delta area discovered and destroyed 99 dugout pits, 36 storage tanks and 192 cooking ovens. During the process the troops recovered 349,970 litres of stolen crude oil, 112,135 litres of illegally refined AGO, 7,560 litres of DPK and 13,000 litres of PMS.

The above arrests and recoveries are the result of the various operations of the military which include fighting patrols, cordon and search operations, raid operations, clearance operations and air interdictions by Operation Hadin Kai in the Northeast, Operation Safe Haven and Operation Whirl Stroke in the North Central, Operation Hadarin Daji and Operation Whirl Punch in the North West, Operation Delta Safe in the South South, and Operation Udo Ka in the Southeast.

According to Buba, the military recognises that there is a challenging and tough war campaign still ahead . “Overall, our objective is to defeat the terrorists and their cohorts by denying them the ability to continue to fight.”

He emphasised that, “winning the war without the support of the people is close to impossible”, and therefore urged the civil populace and civil societies to galvanise support in a whole of society approach to facilitate the total defeat of these terrorists.

“The time is now for citizens to know that they have a responsibility to the nation”, he said.


Like it? Share with your friends!

0

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
0
hate
confused confused
0
confused
fail fail
0
fail
fun fun
0
fun
geeky geeky
0
geeky
love love
0
love
lol lol
0
lol
omg omg
0
omg
win win
0
win
Editor

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube and Vimeo Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format