Insurgency: Troops Maintain Dominance Against Insurgents, Bandits
The coordinator Defence Media Operations major-general John Enenche says the Nigerian Military has maintained dominance over insurgents and bandits in the fight against insecurity in the country.
Updating journalists on the military operations across, in Abuja, Thursday, Enenche said, the Troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI and other subsidiary operations have sustained various aggressive operations in the North-West zone of the country with tremendous successes.
He noted that the troops of Operation ACCORD while on covert operation at Galadi village in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State neutralized 2 bandits and recovered 2 AK 47 rifles and also apprehended 11 suspected illegal miners.
On operation Lafia Dole, the defence chief said that the troops have ensured aggressive fighting patrols and clearance/ambush operations to end the insurgency
He further stated that, the gallant troops with superior firepower engaged and overwhelmed the criminal elements that eventually aborted the collection of the Two Million Naira ransom and abandoned the victims; including 2 women and 3 children.
The Coordinator said, Within the period under review, Forward Operating Base IBAKA gunboats while on routine patrol around Ikang waterways, intercepted and arrested one medium size wooden boat laden with 30 drums of 300 litres of product suspected to be PMS with 2 suspects, two 40 HP outboard engines and 2 pumping machines.
Enenche said items recovered and suspects are currently in troop’s custody to be handed over to relevant security agencies for further action.