By Princess-Ekwi Ajide, Abuja
August 26 (Newshour.com.ng) – An update on the ongoing counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations being conducted by troops across the six geopolitical zones as at today, reveals that the military neutralized 23 terrorists, arrested 109 criminals, 5 kidnappers, one informant, 22 suspected oil thieves and rescued 41 kidnapped hostages.
Also, 231 terrorist and their families surrendered to troops comprising 25 adult males, 63 adult females and 143 children.
A statement signed by the Director Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba, notes the operations had continued to produce results.
He said troops recovered a total number of 41 weapons and 300 assorted kinds of ammunition, motorcycles, mobile phones, one bicycle, 10 machete, and a pair of camouflage.
Major General Buba, disclosed that operations in the South South geopolitical zone resulted in the recovery of 400 litres of stolen crude oil, 70,950 litres of illegally refined AGO, 23,250 litres of DPK.
All amounting to an estimated sum of N414,396.250 were denied oil thieves.
He said the military will relentlessly pursue groups contributing to insecurity and instability in the country even if men and women of the armed forces are fighting and dying for the country on daily basis.
He said, the military will continue the momentum of its operations by mounting pressure on groups seeking to undermine the security of citizens and the nation saying that its operations will continue to make improvements towards ensuring safety of citizens and restoring security across the country.