Major Success in Counter-Terrorism Operations: 59 Terrorists Neutralized and 88 Kidnap Victims Rescued

…By for TDPel Media. In a major breakthrough, the Defence Headquarters declared today that Nigerian Army troops have successfully eliminated no fewer than fifty-nine terrorists in various recent operations.


The Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba, delivered this significant update during a press briefing held in Abuja earlier today.

Notably, during these operations, the troops also displayed remarkable heroism by rescuing eighty-eight kidnap victims who were held captive by criminals across the country.

Arrests Made and Criminal Activities Curtailed

Adding to the impressive outcome, Major General Edward Buba disclosed that the operations led to the apprehension of numerous suspects involved in criminal activities.


Specifically, eighty-eight individuals suspected of engaging in various criminal acts, including ten kidnappers, twenty gunmen, and nineteen individuals involved in suspected oil theft, were arrested by the vigilant troops.

However, the specific timeframe during which these operations took place was not provided.

Impressive Recoveries of Weapons and Ammunition

During the course of these counter-terrorism and law enforcement operations, the Nigerian Army troops achieved a substantial recovery of illicit arms and ammunition.

A total of sixty-eight weapons and 1,364 rounds of ammunition were seized from the criminals.

The recovered arsenal included twenty-six AK47 rifles, one GPMG, one AKMS rifle, one FN rifle, four pump-action rifles, five pistols, and nineteen Dane guns.


The military’s success in disarming the criminals has undoubtedly dealt a significant blow to their activities.

Seizure of Stolen Oil and Denial of Criminal Profits

Additionally, the operations led to the recovery of substantial quantities of stolen oil and illegal petroleum products.

The troops successfully confiscated 323,650 liters of stolen crude oil, 128,700 liters of illegally refined AGO (Automotive Gas Oil), and 4,000 liters of DPK (Dual Purpose Kerosene).

The value of the estimated loss to the criminals due to oil theft amounted to a staggering sum of N388,441,660.

Alongside neutralizing terrorists and criminals, the denial of these ill-gotten profits has dealt a significant blow to the financial incentives driving illegal activities.



The Defence Headquarters’ recent announcement showcased the Nigerian Army’s determination and effectiveness in combating terrorism and criminal activities across the nation.

The successful elimination of fifty-nine terrorists, rescue of eighty-eight kidnap victims, arrests of several criminals, and the recovery of dangerous weapons and stolen resources are testament to the dedication and professionalism of the troops in safeguarding the country’s security and well-being.

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