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80 terrorists killed as security operatives arrest 456 terrorists

Military operatives have neutralised 80 terrorists, while 456 of them were arrested including perpetrators of oil theft.

Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the troops also rescued 44 kidnapped hostages nationwide in the last week.

Troops discovered 48 illegal refining sites and denied the stealing of crude oil and by-product products of an estimated sum of N347,17m (three hundred and forty-six million, one hundred and seventy-five thousand, five hundred naira only).

Confirming the development, the Director of Defence Media Operations, Major Gen Edward Buba said that during the operations, “troops recovered 112 assorted weapons and 898 assorted ammunition made up of 2 GPMG, one HK21 gun, 14 AK47 rifles, 8 pump action guns, 4 locally fabricated rifles, 8 locally made pistols, 5 Dane guns, 239 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 431 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, 4 rounds of 9mm ammo, 52 live cartridges”.

“Others are 5 magazines loaded with 128 rounds of 7.62mm special, 6 vehicles, 28 mobile phones, 12 motorcycles, one laptop and the sum of N782,790.00 amongst other items.

Giving details, Gen Buba said, “In the North East, troops of Operation Hadin Kai neutralized 31 terrorists, arrested 16 and rescued 5 kidnapped hostages.

“Troops recovered 2 GPMGs, 9 AK47 rifles, 2 locally fabricated rifles, 132 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, 13 rounds of 7.62mm special (refilled), 4 magazines, 2 mobile phones,11 bicycles and the sum of N41,500.00

“Troops arrested suspected BH/ISWAP terrorists collaborators in Ngala, Monguno and Kukawa LGAs of Borno State, ambushed ISWAP/JAS terrorists in Gwoza and Kaga LGAs of Borno State.

“Troops conducted fighting patrols in Gwoza, Bama, Nganzai, Kaga, Marte and Mobbar LGAs of Borno State, arrested suspected kidnappers and foiled kidnapping incidents in Gulani and Biu LGAs of Yobe and Borno States respectively.

“Furthermore, troops arrested and neutralized ISWAP/JAS terrorists in Konduga and Madagali LGAs of Borno and Adamawa States respectively. Also, troops conducted raid operations as well as discovered and destroyed IEDs in Kukawa and Gwoza LGAs of Borno State.

“In the North Central, troops of Operation Safe Haven neutralized one terrorist, arrested 3 and rescued 8 kidnapped hostages.

Troops also recovered 4 locally fabricated pistols, 3 dane guns, 2 grenade belts, 6 cartridges, 2 motorcycles, 21 mobile phones and the sum of N47,030.

“Troops arrested suspected criminals in Zango Kataf and Jos East LGAs of Kaduna and Plateau States. Troops raided a suspected illegal arms factory in Jos South LGA of Plateau State. Troops arrested suspected criminals and illegal miners in Barkin Ladi LGA of Plateau State.

“Additionally, troops arrested suspected kidnappers and foiled kidnapping incidents in Bokkos, Jos East, Riyom and Barkin Ladi LGAs of Plateau State. Troops also, rescued kidnapped hostages in Sanga LGA of Kaduna State.

“On 29 November 2023, following credible information, troops raided a suspected illegal arms factory in Jos South LGA of Plateau State. The alleged arms factory was located in the residence of one Mr Davou Yakubu who claimed the workshop belonged to his son.

“On 4 December 2023, troops arrested 2 suspected criminals in connection with the murder of one Mr NDong Yusuf in Barkin Ladi LGA of Plateau State.

“On 29 November 2023, troops while on patrol arrested 8 illegal miners in Barkin Ladi LGA of Plateau State. Troops recovered 3 generators and 2 shovels.

“On 3 December 2023, troops while on patrol rescued a suspected kidnapped victim in Sanga LGA of Kaduna State. Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim is a student of Fadan Ayu Seminary.

“Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke neutralized 7 terrorists, arrested 12 terrorists and rescued 28 kidnapped hostages.

Troops also recovered 2 AK47 rifles, 2 locally fabricated rifles, 2 locally fabricated pistols, one locally made pistol loaded with one cartridge, 7 AK47 magazines, 2 pistol magazines, 218 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, one cartridge, 13 mobile phones and the sum of N25, 250.00 amongst other items.

‘Troops conducted fighting patrol in Takum LGA of Taraba State and responded to terrorist activities in Ukum LGA of Benue State. Troops also responded to suspected terrorist activities in Logo LGA of Benue State.

“Troops also conducted raid operations and arrested illegal miners in Lafia and Karu LGAs of Nasarawa State, conducted fighting patrol and foiled attacks on civilians in Katsina-Ala and Logo LGAs of Benue State.

“On 1 December 2023, troops while on fighting patrol arrested a suspected bandit informant in Katsina-Ala LGA of Benue State. Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is the girlfriend of a suspected bandit leader identified as Konyo (aka Overall).

Troops recovered 2 mobile phones, one ATM card, one bag and the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Naira (₦25,250.00) only.

“On 2 December 2023, troops while on patrol arrested a suspect in Katsina-Ala LGA of Benue State. The suspect was identified as Jessica Wondo Addy; the girlfriend of a suspected terrorist leader Uasha.

“On 4 December 2023, troops on night patrol responded to sounds of sporadic gunshots in Logo LGA of Benue State. Troops rescued 25 locals in the operation.

“In the North West, troops of Operation Hadarin Daji neutralized 4 terrorists, arrested 12 terrorists and rescued 11 kidnapped hostages.

“‘Troops also recovered one HK21 gun, 35 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, 4 belts with 249 rounds, 5 magazines loaded with 133 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, one vehicle, 4 motorcycles and 10 mobile phones and the sum of N627, 800.00 amongst others.

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