59 terrorists killed, 137 arrested in 11 days – Military

The military high command said troops across the six geopolitical zones of the country have killed no fewer than 59 terrorists.

It also said a total of 137 criminals were arrested in separate operations conducted between July 17 and 28.

In a statement on Friday by the Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. Edward Buba, added that troops recovered oil worth N388m from oil thieves within the period under review.

It read, “The Armed Forces of Nigeria is engaged in several operations across the six geopolitical zones to tackle the security challenges confronting the nation. As of July 28, 2023, the military has neutralised 59 terrorists and arrested a total number of 88 criminals, 10 kidnappers, 20 gunmen and 19 suspected oil thefts. Troops have also rescued 88 kidnapped hostages.

“In the course of operations across the country troops recovered a total number of 68 weapons and 1,364 ammunition. Troops recovered 26 AK47 rifles, one GPMG, 1 AKMS rifle, one FN rifle, four pump action, five pistols, and 19 Dane guns.

“Also, recovered are 1,083 rounds of 7.62mm special, 228 rounds 7.62mm NATO, 14 rounds 5.56 x 45mm, 15 fully loaded AK47 magazines, nine rounds of 9mm ammo, the sum of N41,915.00 only and CFA49,000.”

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