By Victor Akaa, Abuja
The Military High Command says troops of 146 Battalion deployed in Bonny Island on 12 May 2020, raided and destroyed an identified pirates/militants hideout in Arugbanama Community in Bonny LGA of Rivers State.
The gallant troops, according to the report, had involved in the exchange of gun fire with the militants/pirates.
An official statement signed and made available to News headquarter by Maj. Gen. John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, (DMO) Defence Headquarters, Abuja reaffirmed that the operation has claimed the lives of 2 militants, as well as recovered many Arms and Ammunition.
Our correspondent gathered that some of the arms recovered by the troops during the encounter were; one(1) AK 47 Rifle, one(1) Pump Action Rifle, one(1) Pistol, seven(7) AK 47 Rifle magazines, one(1) Pistol magazine, one round of 7.62mm NATO ammunition, 102 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition, 3 rounds of 9mm ball ammunition, one live cartridge, one camouflage uniform, one head gear, one speed boat and Four 85 Horse Power engines.
Enenche also stated that, in a similar operation in the early hours of 12 May 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.
The Military high command congratulates the gallant troops for their resilience, courage and dedication to the noble cause of defending our fatherland against the criminal elements. While the general public is requested to continue to provide credile information to Armed Forces of Nigeria on criminality in their environment