24 September 2020 by Ifeanyi Osita
The Armed Forces says troops have recovered over three hundred thousand litres of illegally refined petroleum products and deactivated several illegal refining sites during its operations.
The Coordinator Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters Major General John Enenche who stated this in Abuja during a media briefing reiterated the resolve of the military to sustain operations towards curtailing the activities of armed bandits, terrorists and other Criminal elements in the country.
The Coordinator said in its bid to end Crude oil theft and economic sabotage, troops of Operation Delta Safe through its subsidiary operations in the South South zone and Operation AWATSE in the South West deactivated illegal refining sites, arrested drug dealers, recovered thousands of petroleum products as well as arms and ammunition.
General Enenche stated that in the North West Zone, troops of operation Hadarin Daji, Operation Sahel Sanity and the Air component of operation Thunder Strike eliminated several bandits, rescued some kidnapped victims, recovered arms and ammunitions and arrested some gun runners in possession of rounds of ammunition in Kaduna state.
In the North Central zone, the Defence Media Operations spokesman explained that troops of Operation Safe Haven raided suspected SARA SUKA Criminal hideouts in Jos North and arrested some suspects with illicit drugs and dangerous weapons.
According to him, troops also engaged in stakeholders meeting with some Communities in Plateau and Kaduna states, had medical outreach programmes, and commissioned schools.
General Enenche added that troops of operation Lafiya Dole conducted series of offensives on terrorists in Borno, Yobe, Taraba and Adamawa which led to a high profile Commander of the terrorists to surrender with his wives.
The Coordinator further added that troops repelled attacks on civilians, arrested and killed some insurgents and recovered arms and ammunitions.