10 September 2020 by IFEANYI OSITA
Defence Headquarters says it is engaging in preventive intelligence Operations towards ensuring adequate security in the Federal Capital Territory and adjoining states.
The Coordinator Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters Major General John Enenche stated this at a media briefing in Abuja.
He noted that troops at various theatres of operations have continued to record successes against bandits and terrorists.
Following the security alert by a purported memorandum from the Nigeria Customs Service on possible attack on the FCT, General Enenche reassured residents of the territory and other parts of the country, that the military was on red alert to combat Criminal activities as well as ensure effective surveillance of all areas through its intelligence Operations.
The Coordinator said troops of operation Whirl Stroke,Safe Haven and Nut Cracker in Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau and Kaduna eliminated several bandits, destroyed their hideout and apprehended about one hundred including forty members of a militia gang leader Terwase Akwaza alias Hana who was killed by troops of Operation Ayem Akpatuma III
General Enenche also stated that troops of operation Delta Safe through its subsidiary Operation forward operating base Bonny, Nigerian Navy Ship Victory, Nigerian Navy Ship Delta, Calm WatersII, Swift Response and 222 battalion had intensified the fight against crude oil theft, pipeline vandalism and illegal oil bunkering with the destruction of illegal refining sites and recovery of illegally refined petroleum products.
General Enenche added that Operation Hadarin Daji and Thunder Strike in the North West killed several armed bandits, arrested some including their collaborators and recovered arms and ammunition.
In the North East zone, General Enenche maintained that troops of operation Lafiya Dole had continued to sustain onslaught against Boko Haram and Islamic state of West Africa Province terrorists as the process of final reintegration of repentants members into the society is ongoing.