Zagazola - Military Troops Rescued 140 Civilians, Killed 36 Terrorists, Says DHQ

Military Troops Rescued 140 Civilians, Killed 36 Terrorists, Says DHQ

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Thursday, said the military operations across the country have killed 36 terrorists, arrested 137 criminals, and rescued 140 within 2 weeks.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba, disclosed this at the biweekly press briefing in Abuja.

He said during operations, the troops arrested 3 gunrunners, 2 kidnappers, 6 collaborators, 15 perpetrators of oil theft and recovered the sum of N3,177,650.00.

General Buba reiterates that men and women of the Armed Forces have answered a call to duty to fight the perpetrators of these evil to submission, adding that, “We are in a good fight, and must flush them out from amongst us.”

He said during the weeks in review, “troops recovered a total number of 37 weapons and 370 ammunition, 16 Ak47 rifles, 6 pump action guns, 6 dane guns, 3 fabricated rifles, 2 locally made pistol, 199 rounds of 7.62mm special, 6 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 9 AK47 magazines and 2 G3 magazines, 8 vehicles, 45 motorcycles, 32 mobile phones, 925 machetes, 151 machete sharpeners.

“Others include, 61 dugout pits, 32 wooden boats, 87 storage tanks, one speedboat, 32 cooking ovens, 3 outboard engine, one generator, 2 pumping machines, 36 illegal refining sites, 310,700 litres of stolen crude oil, 14,675 litres Automotive Gas Oil, 49,000 Dual Purpose Kerosine and 5 litres of Premium Motor Spirit”, he said.