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Army Neutralises 158 Criminals, Arrests 52 In Three Weeks – Lai Mohammed

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ABUJA – Since the beginning of this year, the Armed Forces of Nigeria have neutralised 158 criminal elements and arrested 52 criminals across the country, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said.

The minister, who disclosed this on Monday in Abuja, said this is in addition to scores of other terrorists and armed bandits killed during air strikes, adding that a total of 684,856 barrels of stolen crude oil, 1,724,000 litres of stolen Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) and 500,000 litres of Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK) have been recovered during the period under review.

“Since the beginning of this year, which is barely three weeks old, the Armed Forces of Nigeria have neutralised 158 criminal elements across the country.

This is in addition to scores of other terrorists and armed bandits killed during air strikes.

Some 52 criminal elements were arrested, with scores of arms, ammunition and equipment recovered.

Troops have also rescued a total of 17 kidnapped victims across the country.

In addition, a total of 684,856 barrels of stolen crude oil, 1,724,000 litres of stolen Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) and 500,000 litres of Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK) have been recovered.

“Furthermore, a total of 1,184 of 25kg bags of Yaraliva Nitrabor Fertilizer were impounded by the troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

Please note that in addition to the numbers of neutralised criminal elements quoted above, many others were incapacitated and their camps destroyed.

“Gentlemen, the successes being recorded by the security and intelligence agencies in fighting insecurity did not come cheap.”

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