Troops Kill 86 Terrorists, Arrest 101 In 7 Days

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Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said troops on internal operations neutralised 86 terrorists and arrested 101 others in one week.
The director of Defence Media Operations Major General Edward Buba who disclosed this during a briefing with journalists in Abuja said troops also rescued 21 hostages from terrorists’ enclaves.
Buba said troops also arrested 30 suspected oil thieves and recovered stolen products worth N736,115,470 only.
He said troops recovered 111 assorted weapons and 1,124 assorted ammunitions within the period under review.
The director gave a breakdown of recovered weapons as: 65 AK47 rifles, one HK G3 dun, one G3 rifle, eight locally fabricated guns, 15 dane guns, two fabricated rifle, one locally made pistol, one English pistol, one pump action gun, 2 auto pump action gun, 2 single barrel guns.
Others include: 14 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 993 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, five rounds of 7.62 x 39mm ammo, five rounds of 7.62mm x 39mm, 99 live cartridges, one round of 9mm ammo, one shotgun cartridge, two bandoliers, two fabricated swords, 13 magazines, five vehicles, 29 motorcycles, six bicycles, mobile phones and one GTA radio amongst other items.
Meanwhile, in the Niger Delta area he said troops discovered and destroyed 60 illegal refining sites, 37 dugout pits, 65 boats, 71 storage tanks, 14 vehicles.



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