Nigerian troops destroy criminals’ hideouts


The Defence Headquarters has disclosed that about 517 small arms and light weapons have been handed over to the Coordinator North Central Zone of the National Centre for the control of Small Arms and Light Weapons.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Bernard Onyeuko made the disclosure at a press briefing on the activities of the Nigerian Troops across the various theatres of operation in the Country.

According to Onyeuko, the weapons were recovered from bandits and other criminal elements by the Troops of OPERATION SAFE HAVEN in Jos during one of its successful raids to stamp out criminal activities and the recovery of numerous illicit weapons.

Onyeuko further said the continued clamp down on the activities of oil thieves and other economic saboteurs yielded positive results following the discovery of illegal refinery sites and the recovery of Millions of litres of crude oil.

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