Troops hit militants, criminals in Rivers, Delta


By Gladys Nweke

Troops of 146 Battalion deployed in Bonny Island recently raided and destroyed an identified hideout of pirates/militants in Arugbanama community in Bonny LGA of Rivers State. Another troop is routing criminals in Delta State.

At the operation in Bonny, the troops exchanged fire with the militants/pirates resulting in the neutralization of two of the suspected criminals as well as recovery of one AK 47 Rifle, one Pump Action Rifle, one Pistol, seven AK 47 Rifle magazines, one Pistol magazine, one round of 7.62mm NATO ammunition, 102 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition, three rounds of 9mm ball ammunition, one live cartridge, one camouflage uniform, one headgear, one speedboat and Four 85 Horse Power engines.

At the same vein, in the early hours of May 12, 2020, troops of 3 Battalion (Rear) while on routine patrol arrested a suspected criminal named Stephen Eboje along Warri-Sapele Road in Uvwie LGA of Delta State and recovered one AK 47 Rifle from the suspect.

In a communiqué on Sunday, the Military high command congratulated the troops for their resilience, courage, and dedication to the noble cause of defending the nation against the criminal elements.

The command also urged the general public to continue to provide credible information to the Armed Forces of Nigeria regarding criminality in their environment.