The Nigerian Army says it has soared up operational activities against criminal elements nationwide as insurgent’s surrender to troops in the North east and other pockets of criminal activates Curtailed Nationwide
The Army in a statement by Colonel AMINU ILIYASU Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator issued yesterday 9 October 2019 said Between the 1st and 8th of October 2019, troops of the Nigerian Army operating in various theatres of operations across the country have continued to record significant achievements.
The statement said During the period under review, troops intensified their operations nationwide to deny criminal elements freedom of action, leading to a safer and more conducive environment especially with the approach of the 2019 festivities.
The Army gave some of the Notable achievements during the period are as follows:
- In the Niger Delta region, troops continue to thwart illegal oil bunkering and illegal refining activities within the region. During the period under review, troops arrested 2 suspects and destroyed one Cotonou boat, 80,000 litres of substances suspected to be stolen crude oil, 11 Illegal Refineries, 9 Storage Tanks with stolen crude oil, 5,700 liters of suspected illegally refined petroleum product, 3 Pumping machines, one motor cycle, 7 Boilers, 4 Ovens,
4 Coolers, 8 Receivers, 3 Saver pits, 7 Wheel barrows, 3 Shovels and several makeshift accommodations.
Troops also recovered 2 DAF trucks with Reg No YOBE XA 349 FUN and YOBE 21 XA GDM conveying bags containing crude oil, a truck with Reg No LAGOS XR 510 GGE loaded with stolen crude oil, one pumping machine and one Motorola radio.
In the light of the above, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, wishes to thank patriotic Nigerians for availing the Nigerian Army with useful information that led to the successes recorded and further enjoins them to continue to relentlessly support the Nigerian Army in order to effectively rid the society of the myriads of security challenges being confronted in our nation.