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Troops Kill 1,910 Terrorists, Bandits, In Seven Months - DHQ

The Defence Headquarters said the troops of the Armed Forces eliminated a total of 1,910 criminal elements, including terrorists, bandits, robbers and kidnappers across the country in seven months.

The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, said this when he briefed reporters on the operations of the armed forces yesterday in Abuja.

Onyeuko said the figure was in addition to scores of other terrorists and bandits killed during airstrikes within the period from May 20, 2021, to January 6.


He said the troops also rescued a total of 729 kidnap victims across the country.

According to him, 912 criminals were arrested, while a large cache of arms and ammunition as well as livestock among other items of economic and security concerns were recovered by the troops during the period.

Onyeuko added that troops had made recoveries of 13.2 million litres of illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) and 3.9 million litres of Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK).

He said 38,582 barrels and 6.49 million litres of stolen crude oil as well as 11.6 million litres of illegally refined PMS were recovered and handed to appropriate authorities.

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