Insecurity: Military targeting terrorists leaders – DHQ

by John Ojewale
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Defence Headquarters says it would continue to target the leadership and chains of command of terrorists, rebels, and extremist groups damaging national security.

Maj-Gen. Edward Buba, Director of Defence Media Operations, made this announcement on Friday in Abuja.

According to Buba, there have been positive developments in the nation’s continuing counterterrorism and counterinsurgency efforts.

In various operations around the nation, he said that last week’s activities had resulted in the arrest of 122 terrorists and the elimination of no fewer than 50 terrorists.

Also, the army freed 182 captives who were kidnapped and detained 49 oil thieves, he said.

He went on to say that the forces seized 66 different weapons and 11,474 different rounds of ammunition, including a conquering APC, a GPMG, an NSVT gun, a GT3 rifle, 25 AK47 rifles, four pump action guns, and two locally produced AK47 rifles.

“Items recovered also include three locally-made guns, one locally-made revolver gun, four locally fabricated pistols and four long Dane guns, two locally made hand grenades and one bandolier.

“Others are 574 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 640 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, 150 rounds of 12.7mm ammo, five rounds of 9mm ammo, 10,520 live cartridges and five vehicles, 27 mobile phones.

“Others are 12 motorcycles, three baofeng radios, one Motorolla HHR, three bicycles, one solar panel, one solar charger controller, one radio receiver and the sum of N75.9 million amongst other items,” he added.






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