OIL THEFT: In Bayelsa, troops raid a bunkering site and destroy an armory

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According to the Army Headquarters in Abuja, soldiers conducting internal security operations in the south of the nation have taken control of an armory housed at a camp where alleged militants conduct illicit oil bunkering.

According to our information, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, announced this on Monday in Abuja.

Nwachukwu claimed that the raid operation took place on Sunday in the Azuzuama Community of Bayelsa State’s Ijaw South Local Government Area.

The forces captured the suspected militants, forced them to flee their camp in shambles, recovered five AK-47 rifles, two rocket-propelled grenade bombs, four rocket-propelled grenade bomb chargers, seven rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, fourteen AK-47 rifle magazines, and a pumping machine, according to Nwachukwu.

The highly motivated forces used superior firepower to defeat the suspected militants throughout the operation, forcing them to flee their camp in a chaotic state.

“Through the skillfully executed raid operation, five AK-47 rifles, two rocket-propelled grenade bombs, four rocket-propelled grenade bomb chargers, seven rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, fourteen AK-47 rifle magazines, and one pumping machine were found.

Two 16-inch anchored bolts, a mallet hammer, a pipe range spinner, and an axe are among the additional objects found.

“The military have dismantled the illegal camp.

“The Nigerian Army wishes to express gratitude to members of the public and urges all to continue providing timely and reliable information in support of the ongoing effort by the Nigerian Army to ensure that oil theft in the South-South region is brought to zero level,” reads a statement from the Nigerian Army.

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