06 November 2020 by IFEANYI OSITA
The Armed Forces of Nigeria says its troops in conjunction with other security agencies have arrested over ten cultists and bandit collaborators during its operations.
The Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche who stated this, during the weekly media briefing in Abuja, said troops destroyed illegal refineries and recovered over three hundred bags of rice in the South South zone.
He explained that the military had continued to record more successes as troops of operation Hadarin Daji and Sahel Sanity in the North West, responded to a distress call about bandits activities eliminating five of the bandits while others escaped with gun shot wounds.
General Enenche said troops equally rescued three women kidnapped with their infants but the military lost a soldier in the operation.
The Coordinator pointed out that troops of Sector 2, Operation Whirl Punch repelled armed bandits attacks in Shiroro, Niger State and killed some of the bandits
He also said troops of Operation Safe Haven conducted some Civil Military Cooperation activities as it engaged stakeholders on meetings to foster peace in some Communities in Plateau and Kaduna States.
According to him, the military commissioned five boreholes and administrative block at a Government Secondary School in Kaduna State.
In the South South zone, the Coordinator who explained that troops of Operation Delta Safe through its subsidiary operations destroyed illegal refineries, arrested some wooden boats with suspected illegally refined petroleum products and arrested five suspected cultists in Delta state as well as three hundred and twenty six 50kg bags of paboiled rice suspected to be smuggled to Cameroon.
General Enenche further added that Operation Lafiya Dole through the land component and Operation Fire Ball killed scores of insurgents, destroyed their structures and logistics facilities and recovered arms and ammunition.