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Troops arrest seven rail track vandals, kill terrorists in Kaduna

The Defenece Headquarters (DHQ), on Thursday, said troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE along Udei – Markurdi-Lafiya road arrested seven rail track vandals.

In a statement by the Director Defence Media Operations Maj-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, it was disclosed that the arrested vandals include Terswoo John (40yrs), Donald Kperuv (30yrs), Abraham Tinde (25yrs), Jamilu Danlami (20yrs), James Yandela (29yrs), Idris Usman Imam (32yrs) and Abubakar Adamu (30yrs).

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According to the statement, troops of FOB Bakura Operation HADARIN DAJI also rescued six kidnapped civilians and neutralised two bandits at Rafin Dankura in Bakura LGA of Zamfara state.

“On 20 June 2022 troops of 151 TF Bn Operation AHDIN KAI in conjunction with CJTF on clearance patrol made contact with terrorists along road Bama-Pulka. Two of the terrorists were neutralized, 2 locally made guns and ammunition was recovered from them.

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“Also, on 20 June 2022 troops of Operation HADIN KAI neutralized a Boko Haram terrorist surrendered to own troops Mallam Alhaji Modu Rija at Tashangoto area. Items recovered from him include 1AK 47 rifle, 1×36 Hand Grenade, 26 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.

“Similarly On 21 June 2022 troops arrested a Boko Haram member Mallam Abacha Usman at Benishek and a terrorists logistics supplier Mallam Ibrahim Gira along Dambia -Biu road all in Borno State.

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“On 19 June 2022 NNS DELTA discovered an Illegal Refining Site around Opumami Creek in Warri South LGA of Delta State. Items recovered includes 2 metal storage tanks, 5 ovens, 7 dug out pits, with 120,300 litres of stolen crude oil. Similarly on the same day located 2 Illegal Refining Sites at Atumakiri with 10 ovens and 15 metal storage tanks with 450,000 litres of AGO and 350,000litres of stolen crude oil,” the statement added.

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