By Lazarus Zakaa
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General, John Enencbe, has commended the renewed cooperation of the locals, as the Nigerian Armed Forces continued to launch its offensive attack against Boko Haram Terrorist in the Northeast region of the country.
Major General, Enencbe who made this commendation on Friday while briefing journalist in Abuja, on the ongoing Operations of the Armed forces across the country, said the military would not rest on its fight against the insurgents.
He disclosed that the gallant troops of 26 Brigade Garrison of the land component of operation LAFIYA DOLE on 28 Mar 20, acted on credible intelligence along Gwoza-Pulka road, successfully conducted a robust clearance or offensive operation.
According to him, the operation led to the neutralisation of one Boko Haram Terrorist as well as recovery of one magazine with 12 fabricated rounds.
He also said, on 31 Mar 20, Troops of Special Response Area in Pulka as well as 26 Task Force Brigade and men of Civilian Joint Task Force and hunters neutralised Six terrorists,
“Ten persons were rescued by the gallant troops, two dane guns, one terrorist flag and other items were recovered from the camp” he added.
Enencbe Disclosed Further that, on 30 Mar 20, troops of 16 Brigade Garrison destroyed 7 reservoirs used for storage of stolen crude oil as well as 6 Cotonou boats laden with illegal refined crude oil at kilometre 45 in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers state.
He also said, on 31 Mar 20 following intelligence reports on assembly of some trucks reported to be assembling to load PMS from a vandalised NNPC pipeline, troops of Operation AWATSE moved to Wawa area of Ogun state to effect arrests.
“On sighting the troops, the pipeline vandals and truck drivers fled, abandoning hoses, tools for insertion into the vandalised pipeline, as well as Eight trucks of 33,000 litres capacity each and a Toyota Saloon car.
“The abandoned items and vehicles were recovered by the troops”. He added.
He assures of the commitment of the Armed Forces to protect the economic assets of Nigeria.