Several terrorists neutralized, 174 surrendered the last two weeks- DHQ reveals

Several terrorists neutralized, 174 surrendered the last two weeks- DHQ reveals
March 10 17:02 2022 Print This Article

The Director, Defence Media Operation (DMO) Maj.-Gen Benard Onyeuko has stated that between 24 February and 10 March 2022, scores of terrorists were neutralized while a total number of 174 terrorists comprising of 43 males, 58 females and 73 children from villages around Bama and Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno state surrendered to troops.

Maj.-Gen Benard Onyeuko disclosed this while briefing journalists on the successes recorded by the various military operations in the country. He also noted troops also seized different calibres of weapons and ammunition from the terrorists.

“Troops of Operation Kadin kai within the last 2 weeks sustained aggressive posture by conducting clearance operations in the fight against Boko Haram /Islam State West Africa Province terrorists and other criminal elements in the theatre of operations.

“During the encounter, 10 terrorists were neutralized. Troops also recovered 4 AA-guns, 2,000 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition, 10 bicycles, 1 unexploded Improvised Explosive Device, 1 MOWAG APC, 1 truck mounted with 122 artillery gun, 1 machine gun, 4 AK 47 rifles, 1 60mm mortar tube with 5 bombs.

“Similarly, troops had an encounter with Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists along Debiro-Shaffa Village in Hawul Local Government Area 2 terrorists were neutralized and recovered 1 AK 47 rifle, 3 magazines, 143 rounds of 7.62mm special, 1 dane gun, 1 pump action rifle and 6 cartridges.

Continuing, he said, “Consequently, the operations resulted in the neutralization of 90 bandits, 8 civilians were rescued, and 2 locally fabricated rifles, 2 pump action guns, 1 locally made pistol, 5 rounds of 7.62mm special and 4 phones were recovered. Cumulatively, the operations neutralized 96 terrorists, rescued 8 kidnapped victims, and recovered a large cache of ammunition.”

The DHQ also stressed that troops of Operation Delta Safe have discovered and deactivated no fewer than 30 illegal crude oil refining sites in Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta and Abia.

He said 29 cooking ovens, nine receivers, 12 coolants, 73 storage metal tanks, 248 polythene bags, 16 boilers, pumping machines, 14 wooden boats and 29 dugout pits were destroyed.

According to him, two-speed boats, four trucks, one bus, 44 drums of AGO, three outboard engines, one Berretta pistol, three locally made pistols and eight explosive devices have been evacuated by the troops

The defence spokesman said the troops also destroyed 57 galvanised pipes and arrested 25 economic saboteurs during the period.

He said that a total of 2.8 million litres of crude oil and 3.8 million litres of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) were recovered within the period under review.

Onyeuko said all the recovered items had been handed over to the appropriate authority for further action.

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