- The military has recorded huge success in its ongoing operations across the country
- About 689 criminals were eliminated by troops and 321 kidnap victims rescued in 3 months
- Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the coordinator, Defence media operations revealed this at a media briefing in Abuja
The Defence Headquarters has said that in three months Nigerians troops eliminated criminals and rescued 321 kidnap victims.
Legit.ng gathered that the coordinator, Defence media operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this at a media briefing in Abuja on Friday, October 2.
Enenche highlighting the major successes made by the Armed Forces of Nigeria across the country between July and September 2020, noted that the troops engaged in a number of land, maritime and air operations.
The feat which was achieved in series of operations carried out across the nation also includes the arrest of 1,708 criminals in connection with various crimes.
During various clearance operations, the troops recovered 9,040,300 litres of stolen AGO and 33, 500.00 litres of DPK, large sums of money, a large cache of arms and ammunition.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Defence Headquarters said 13 Boko Haram terrorists alongside six women and 17 children from Kodila village have surrendered to troops of 151 Task Force Battalion at Banki junction in Bama local government area of Borno state.
The coordinator, Defence media operations disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday, September 27, in Abuja.
Enenche said the terrorists surrendered due to sustained aerial bombardment and aggressive intensive clearance operation by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in the northeast.
In a related development, the military has commenced the construction of a base for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and other air assets in the zone as President Muhammadu Buhari-led government seeks to end the terrorism scourge in the northeast.
This was contained in a statement released by the spokesperson of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Commodore Ibikunle Daramola.
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