Military Troops Kill 135 Terrorists and Arrest 182 Persons, 15 Perpetrators of Oil Theft, Rescued 140 Kidnapped Hostages

The troops Nigerian Military operations as at 10 May 2024 neutralised 135 and arrested 182 persons, continues to defeat the terrorist and their cohorts in ongoing counter terrorist and insurgency operations across the country.

According to Director Defence Media Operations, Maj General Edward Buba in a press statement on Friday, troops also arrested 15 perpetrators of oil theft and rescued 140 kidnapped hostages. In the SS, troops denied the oil theft of the estimated sum of Seven Hundred and Thirty One Million Four Hundred and Forty Eight Thousand Two Hundred and Sixty Two Naira (N731,448,262.00) only.

Furthermore, troops recovered 97 assorted weapons and 3,117 assorted ammunition. The breakdown as follows: 47 AK47 rifles, one PKM MG, one FN rifle, 17 locally fabricated gun, 21 dane guns, 9 pump action guns, 3 locally fabricated pistols, 3 x 36 hand grenade and one IED.

Others are: 1,087 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, 840 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 402 rounds of 7.62 x 54mm ammo, 88 rounds of 5.56mm, 33 rounds of 9mm x 99mm ball ammo, 90 live cartridges, 29 magazines, 15 vehicles, 21 motorcycles, 6 bicycles, 43 mobile phones and the sum of N2,024,210.00 amongst other items.

 Troops in the Niger Delta area discovered and destroyed 11 dugout pits, 29 boats, 24 drums, 4 receiver, 7 reservoirs and 41 storage tanks. Other items recovered include 115 cooking ovens, 2 generators, 13 vehicles, 3 pumping machines and 40 illegal refining sites. Troops recovered 588,400 litres of stolen crude oil and 238,686 litres of illegally refined.

The military is in a good and strong position in the war against terrorist with many terrorist leaders killed. Troops have significantly diminished the military capabilities of these terrorist groups and continue to do so. We are making the terrorist and their cohorts, pay a much heavier price than we have been forced to pay.

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