By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The Nigerian Military said its troops of Operation BURST in conjunction with vigilantes killed 3 suspected kidnappers and arrested two during a raid at their hideout at old Oyo National Park forest in Kishi Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja, while giving update on the military operations in the country, Major General, John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations,
Defence Headquarters, said the operations carried out on 2 October 2020, was part of the military’s to intensify the fight against pipeline vandals, economic saboteurs and other criminal elements.
He added that 4 AK47 and one AK49 rifles and 4 magazines loaded with 48 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) were recovered.
“Similarly, a combined team of Operation SAFE CONDUCT in Igbokoda, Ondo State on 1 October 2020, conducted a joint show of force and clearance operation in the riverine areas of Ilaje and Ese-Odo Local Government Areas of Ondo State. The operation was conducted along designated routes and suspected flashpoints. During the operation, the team stormed a suspected militants’ camp at a creek in Asere, Ese-Odo Local Government Area. On arrival, the suspects fled into the bush, however, the team conducted search in the camp and recovered 4 empty magazines, one locally made pistol, 92 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 56 cartridges and 11 rounds of 5.56 mm ammunition”.
He said troops have continued to dominate the general area with clearance and aggressive patrols while maintaining surveillance to rid the area of pipeline vandals and other economic saboteurs.