06 August 2020 by IFEANYI OSITA
The Armed Forces says it has continued to record significant milestones towards addressing banditry, economic saboteurs and other criminal activities across the country.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche stated this during a media briefing in Abuja.
General Enenche explained that between the 24th of July to the 6th of August 2020, the military had continued with its offensives in various theatres of operations.
He stated that in the North West Zone, troops scaled up Kinetic and non Kinetic operations in Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and other neighbouring States which led to the restoration of farming and economic activities in the area.
According to him, troops of Operations Hadarin Daji, Katsina, Accord and Sahel Sanity rescued some kidnapped victims, recovered rustled livestock and arrested suspected bandits, informants and collaborators.
In the South South zone, the Coordinator added that troops of Operation Delta Safe discovered and deactivated twenty five illegal refining sites in Rivers, Cross Rivers and Akwa Ibom States and also impounded three hundred and forty two thousand litres of products suspected to be Automative Gas Oil, AGO.
He further stated that Operation Calm Waters II and Swift Response seized one hundred and forty one bags of 50kg rice while troops of Nigerian Navy Ship Delta led a peace and reconciliation meeting with stakeholders in Gbaramaku kingdom of Warri in Delta state to forestall threats on disruption of oil and gas infrastructure in the area.
General Enenche stressed that the repentant terrorists who participated in the Deradicalization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration Programme of the Federal government through Operation Safe Corridor were duly profiled to be low risk repentants who were ascertained to be innocent and conscripted to join the sects.
The Coordinator said troops of Operation Safe Haven also carried out several Civil-Military Cooperation activities with the commissioning of two Solar powered boreholes in Barkin Ladi and a survey done to drill another borehole in Shimlang, Plateau state.
He added that Operation Safe Haven held reconciliatory meetings with stakeholders in Sanga and Jama’a in Kaduna and Barkin Ladi and Bassa in Plateau state on ensuring peaceful coexistence among Hausa, Fulani and Berom ethnic groups.