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On Thursday, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) announced that within a week, troops eliminated 113 terrorists, apprehended 300, and successfully rescued 91 kidnap victims, All Nigeria Latest News report.

Major General Edward Buba, Director, Defence Media Operations, made this known while briefing journalists at Abuja.

Buba, a Major-General in the Nigerian Army, said troops arrested 25 suspected oil thieves, destroyed 49 illegal refining sites, and seized stolen products worth N571m only.

The Major-General said the troops recovered 129 assorted weapons and 717 assorted ammunition.

Buba restated that the armed forces will continue to exert military pressure on groups that seek to derail any progress toward peace and security in the country.

“There is no doubt that these groups must be defeated and are indeed being defeated.

“It is for these reason we are inflicting severe damage on the terrorist, insurgents, and violent extremists through our operations across the country. Accordingly, we are targeting their leadership, infrastructure, and foot soldiers.

“The coordination between the air and ground forces is like never seen before and yielding amazing results and achievements. We are expecting new platforms that would further enhance our capabilities to further root out the terrorist and destroy their military capabilities” Buba said.

The Media Director gave a breakdown often recovered items to include; one unserviceable AA gun, one RPG tube, five RPG bombs, one GT3 rifle, 54 AK47 rifles, eight locally fabricated rifles, one locally made rifle, two pistols, two pump action guns, two dane guns, four locally fabricated pistol, three skeleton of AK47 rifles, nine hand grenades, one unserviceable AK47 rifle, 14 magazines, 321 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, 40 live cartridges.

Others are 53 rounds of 5.45mm x 39mm ammo, 35 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 100 rounds of short gun, 11 rifle body, seven breech blocks, seven rifle butts, eight rifle muzzles, nine pistons assembles, 210 springs, one drilling machine, hand filling machines, 10 magazine purges, IED making materials, four boating radios, 15 motorcycles, 20 mobile phones and the sum of N348,200 amongst other items.

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