From Atiku Sarki Abuja
In an effort to update the people of the country on the operational activities of the Armed Forces, the Defence Headquarters has revealed that between 2nd and 15th July 2 and 15 this year, troops have arrested some illegal oil bunkerers and recovered large quantities of 50 litres of jerry cans filled with petrol siphoned from the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation’s pipeline at corner Loss Axis of Lagos State.
Briefing newsmen in Abuja recently, the Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. General Benard Onyeuko said troops, while on patrol within the period, discovered and impounded large quantities of petrol and other petroleum products in the areas of Lagos and Ondo States.
He said these operations by the troops involved both kinetic and non-kinetic engagements in different locations within the various theatres which he said have yielded substantive results.
Brig. General Onyeuko explained that in the North West Zone of the country, troops of ‘Operation Hadarin Daji’ sustained the onslaught against armed bandits and other criminal elements in the Zone.
He said the air component of the ‘Operation Hadarin Daji’ has continued to dominate the airspace with reconnaissance and in support of other troops.
The Acting Director of Defence Media operations further explained that within the period in the North East Zone, troops of ‘Operation Hadin Kai’ intensified the onslaught on Boko Haram and SWAP terrorists and other criminal elements within the theatre and denied them freedom of action.
Troops of operation Safe Haven in Plateau and Kaduna States, he said, executed several concurrent kinetic and non-kinetic operation and successfully stopped herders from grazing and destroying farmlands at different locations.
He said the military High command has lauded the efforts of the troops for their resilience and unrelenting commitment and further encouraged the general public to support the efforts of Armed Forces of Nigeria by providing credible information that would facilitate their proactive engagements.