Troops kill 2,403 criminals in 9 months, rescue 864 kidnap victims — Military

Posted by News Express | 1 January 2021 | 547 times

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No fewer than two thousand criminals have been killed by troops between March and December across various parts of the country, the military has said.

The Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, disclosed this on Thursday while addressing a press conference in Abuja.

He explained that a total of 2,403 criminals were neutralised in a bid to contain the excesses of insurgents, kidnappers and others whose activities threaten the peace and security of Nigeria.

General Enenche added that troops rescued a total of 864 kidnapped victims across the country and arrested 1,910 criminals with a large cache of arms, ammunition and equipment recovered during the period.

He stated that the military would continue to sustain the offensive against all criminal elements and not relent until peace was restored to every troubled zone in the country.

The military spokesman also reassured Nigerians that the military remained committed to its duty of protecting the nation’s territorial integrity.

He, however, called for the provision of timely and credible information that would aid the military in the fight against insurgency and emerging security challenges. (Channels TV)


Source: News Express

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