Thursday, December 31, 2020

AFN neutralizes 2,403 criminals, rescues 864 kidnapped victims across the Country in less than a year


By Emmanuel Daudu/Abuja-Nigeria

The Defence Headquarters has outlined the successes attained by the Armed Forces of Nigeria from 18 March to 31 December 2020.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche in a press briefing today 31 Dec. 2020 at the Defence Headquarters’ conference hall, Defence Headquarters in Abuja outlined that the Armed Forces of Nigeria has neutralized 2,403 criminal elements across the Country.
This is in addition to scores of other terrorists and armed bandits killed during air strikes. Troops also rescued a total of 864 kidnapped victims across the Country. In addition, a total of 9,684,797 litres of stolen AGO and 33,516,000 litres of DPK were recovered. Equally, 1,910 criminal elements were arrested and large cache of arms, ammunition and equipment were recovered during the period under review“.

Furthermore, a total of 46,581.8 barrels of stolen crude oil and 22,881,257 litres of stolen PMS were recovered by the troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria“, he said.

Speaking further, “Gleaning from the available information as I have just presented, there is no gain saying the efforts of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies in the Year 2020 yielded appreciable results. Our operational performance for the year is a show of our commitment, synergy and determination to lay down our lives to protect our great Nation”.

Enenche further stated that the Armed Forces of Nigeria will continue to sustain the offensive and will not relent until peace is restored to every troubled zone in Nigeria.

Reassuring the general public of the Armed Forces commitment, he said, the forces is mind made up to protect the economic assets of the country anywhere, anyday, and anytime.

Applauding the efforts of the general public, he said, the High Command of the Nigerian Military has thank the general public for their support and further solicit their cooperation towards providing credible and timely information that will facilitate proactive engagements in their operations.

The Military High Command also commends all the gallant troops of the Armed Forces and personnel of other security agencies involved in various operations across the country for their resilience, doggedness and commitment.Troops are further encouraged to remain resolute and decisive in securing the country“, he said.

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