04 June 2021 by IFEANYI OSITA
The Military High Command has dispelled rumours making the rounds of mass retirement of its officers.
The Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko made this known at a media briefing in Abuja on various military Operations across the country.
General Onyeuko said in a bid to end the growing security threats across the country, troops at various theatres of Operations had continued to carryout series of land, air and maritime Operations as well as artillery bombardments, anti-illegal oil bunkery, anti-crude oil theft, anti-smuggling among others.
General Onyeuko was emphatic that the Military High Command has not authorized any mass retirement of its officers and thereby described the news making the rounds as unfounded.
The Acting Director also stated that troops of Operations Hadin Kai, Hadarin Daji, Safe Haven, Whirl Stroke, and Thunder Strike in the North East, North West and North Central, eliminated scores of bandits and terrorists, rescued some kidnapped victims, arrested some kidnappers and bandits and recovered arms and ammunition.
In the South South, South West and South East zones, General Onyeuko recounted the successes achieved by troops of Operations Delta Safe and Awatse to include destruction of illegal refining sites, elimination and arres of IPOB and Eastern Security Network members as well as cultists.
General Onyeuko added that the military high command appreciated the public for their support and lauded the efforts of troops at various theatres of Operations.