In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 02nd, October, 2020

Nigerian Military Reveals The Quantity Of Bandits, Terrorists And Kidnappers Killed In The Final 90 Days

Nigerian Army Reveals The Number Of Bandits, Terrorists And Kidnappers Killed In The Last 90 Days

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Because the nation marked its 60th independence anniversary on Thursday, the Army Excessive Command mentioned on Friday that following its a number of operations towards legal components within the nation, troops efficiently neutralized 869 bandits, terrorists and kidnappers, militia and cattle rustlers within the final three months.

It mentioned a complete of 321 kidnapped victims have been rescued a complete of 1,708 arrests have been made in addition to restoration of enormous cache of arms and ammunition.

Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Main Basic John Enenche made this recognized in Abuja simply as he famous cumulative complete of 9 Million, Forty Thousand, Three Hundred (9,040,300) litres of stolen AGO and Thirty Three Thousand 5 Hundred (33, 500.00) litres of DPK have been recovered from anti-crude oil and anti-bunkering operations.


“Additionally, a cumulative complete of Thirty Seven Thousand One Hundred and Seventeen (37,117) barrels of stolen crude oil was recovered. Moreover, a cumulative complete of 9 Hundred and Fourteen Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seven Thousand (914,707) litres of stolen PMS was recovered.

He mentioned gallant troops immobilized a complete of 70 unlawful refining websites, 66 dug out pits and 134 metallic storage tanks inside the interval.

Giving particulars of the operations, Basic Enenche mentioned, “Within the final 90 days, troops engaged in sequence of land, maritime and air operations, involving each kinetic and non-kinetic actions throughout the nation in main and subsidiary operations.


“The land operations carried out amongst others throughout the varied theatres of operation embrace; clearance, ambush, raid, picketing, cordon and search operations in addition to artillery bombardments and aggressive patrols.

“Others have been maritime operations involving anti-piracy, anti-illegal bunkering, anti-crude oil theft and anti-pipeline vandalism operations in addition to different duties resembling anti-smuggling operations.


“Moreover, complete air operations together with air patrols, Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance missions, offensive air strikes, air interdictions, search and rescue operations in addition to shut air help and air cowl for floor troops.

“These operations resulted within the deletion of a number of terrorists and bandits, inhibition of actions of financial saboteurs in addition to exposures and obviation of different legal actions.

“In all these efforts, a few of our troops paid the supreme prize. Nevertheless, troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and different safety companies have constantly exhibited gallantry and resilience within the numerous operations.

“Through the interval, scores of terrorists and bandits have been neutralized, others incapacitated and their camps destroyed by means of floor, maritime and air operations. As well as, a number of legal components, together with excessive profile members have been killed in motion whereas others arrested, typically along with their households in addition to informants and gunrunners.

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“In addition to, there are information of scores of them surrendering to troops as a consequence of overwhelming superior firepower.

“Different feats recorded in the midst of our operations have been the rescue of kidnapped victims, repel and forestallment of terrorists assault on civilians and troops in addition to restoration of caches of arms and ammunition, gear and autos and oodles of livestock.

“Within the maritime setting, troops in main and subsidiary operations have been capable of disrupt smuggling actions, deactivate unlawful refining websites, arrest perpetrators, seize overseas parboiled rice and recuperate tons of petroleum merchandise.

“Within the North-West zone of the nation, between 1 July and 30 September 2020, a complete of three,829 livestock, 6,830 rounds of ammunition and 93 assorted rifles have been recovered from the armed bandits by the gallant troops within the zone.

“Moreover, inside the interval underneath evaluation, a complete of 91 kidnapped victims have been rescued and 312 armed bandits have been killed in motion. In the identical vein, a complete of 391 arrests have been made within the zone together with excessive profile armed bandits, gun runners and bandit’s collaborators.

“A complete money of 4 Million, Eight Hundred Thousand naira (N4, 800, 00zero.00) was recovered from armed bandit’s informants within the zone.

“Within the North-East zone of the nation inside the interval, 66 kidnapped victims have been rescued by the gallant troops of operation Lafiya Dole.

“Additionally, a complete of 285 rounds of ammunition in addition to 84 assorted rifles have been recovered from the BHT/ISWAP fighters.

“Equally, a complete of 450 insurgents/terrorists together with commanders have been killed by the troops. Moreover, 10 gun vehicles in addition to 38 grenades have been recovered. Additionally, inside the interval a complete of 53 arrests have been made together with excessive worth targets.

“Within the North-Central zone of the nation, inside the interval, troops of Operations Secure Haven, Whirl Stroke and Thunder Strike have achieved considerable successes. A complete of 116 kidnapped victims have been rescued.

“Moreover, troops neutralized a complete of 107 armed bandits together with militia gang leaders. In the identical vein, 84 assorted rifles in addition to 385 rounds of ammunition have been recovered from armed bandits and different legal components within the zone.

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“Equally, a complete of 1,136 criminals together with members of the family of the Darul Salam sect have been arrested inside the interval within the North-Central zone.

“Within the South-South zone, the Armed Forces of Nigeria working with different safety companies have continued to document great successes towards financial sabotage and different sundry crimes within the zone.

“Inside the interval, a cumulative complete of Eight Million, Eight Hundred and Ninety, Three Hundred (eight,890,300) litres of stolen Automotive Fuel Oil (AGO) and Thirty Three Thousand 5 Hundred (33,500.00) litres of Twin Function Kerosene (DPK) have been impounded by troops of Operation Delta Secure.

“In the identical vein, the gallant troops immobilized a complete of 70 unlawful refining websites, 66 dug out pits and 134 metallic storage tanks inside the interval.

“Troops additionally, impounded a cumulative complete of Twenty Six Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Two (26,772) barrels of stolen crude oil from oil thieves within the zone.

“Moreover, a complete of Three Hundred and Thirty One, One Hundred and Seven Thousand (331,107) litres of product suspected to be stolen Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) was recovered.

“Troops additionally impounded 263 drums of stolen PMS inside the interval. A complete of 18 kidnapped victims have been rescued whereas 46 arrests have been made.

“Moreover, a complete of two,647 luggage of 50 kg overseas parboiled smuggled rice have been impounded and 27 boats engaged in unlawful actions have been arrested. Troops additionally arrested a complete of 46 pirates, 11 vehicles and recovered 10 rifles and 60 rounds of ammunition; that is along with 15 sea pirate camps that have been destroyed.

“Equally, troops of Operation Awatse within the South-West zone have continued with the battle towards pipeline vandals and financial saboteurs with attendant successes.

“Between 1 July and 30 September 2020, troops of Operation Awatse have impounded a complete of Three Hundred and Eighty Three Thousand, Six Hundred (383,600) litres of PMS and Ten Thousand Three Hundred and Forty 5 (10,345) barrels of stolen crude oil.

“Moreover, a complete of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand (150,00zero) litres of stolen AGO was recovered inside the interval. Troops additionally, recovered a complete of three,594 rounds of ammunition in addition to 14 assorted rifles.

“Additionally, inside the interval, a complete of 30 kidnapped victims have been rescued, 36 arrests have been made and 18 unlawful refining websites have been immobilized. In the identical vein, a complete of 5 boats and 5 vehicles engaged in unlawful actions have been arrested inside the interval.

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“Along with the kinetic operations, the Armed Forces of Nigeria have carried out non-kinetic operations in type of Civil Army Cooperation Actions (CIMIC). A complete of 81 boreholes have been sunk for host communities throughout the nation. Equally, a complete of 14 colleges have been renovated.

“Moreover, 14 clinics and dispensaries have been constructed and donated to host communities in addition to renovation of two worship facilities. Moreover, 2 buses have been donated to some host communities.

“Moreover, the Armed Forces of Nigeria constructed highway, put in transformer and solar energy gear in some host communities. The navy additionally fostered a number of stakeholders and reconciliation conferences between hostile communities and carried out medical outreaches.

“From our operations inside the third quarter of this yr, it’s apparent that the Armed Forces of Nigeria is successful the struggle towards the enemies of our nice nation.

“Consequently, the Armed Forces of Nigeria will stay resolute and extremely dedicated to this trigger. It should maintain the offensive and won’t relent till peace is restored to each troubled zone of Nigeria. Most of the people can also be assured of the dedication of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to guard our financial belongings.

“The Excessive Command of the Nigerian Army needs to thank most people for his or her help and additional solicit their cooperation in the direction of offering credible and well timed data that may facilitate proactive engagements in our operations.

“The third quarter efficiency of operations carried out by the Armed Forces of Nigeria and different safety companies is a present of our dedication, synergy and dedication to put down our lives to guard our nice Nation.

“The gallant troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and operatives of different safety companies will maintain the tempo towards the enemies of our expensive Nation. The Army Excessive Command commends all of the gallant troops of the Armed Forces and personnel of different safety companies concerned in numerous operations throughout the nation for his or her resilience, doggedness and dedication.

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Supply: Vanguard

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