Troops of 146 Battalion deployed in Bonny Island have raided and destroyed an identified pirates and militants hideout in Arugbanama Community in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Coordinator Defence Operations Media Defence Headquarters Major General John Enenche in a statement on Sunday that the troops exchanged fire with the militants and pirates resulting in the neutralization of 2 of the criminals during the operation. He said 1 AK 47 Rifle, 1 Pump Action Rifle, 1 Pistol, 7 AK 47 Rifle magazines, 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 were recovered from the hideout.
Enenche also revealed that troops of 3 Battalion (Rear) while on routine patrol arrested a suspected criminal named Stephen Eboje along Warri-Sapele Road in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State and recovered one AK 47 Rifle from the suspect.
He said the Military high command congratulates the gallant troops for their resilience, courage and dedication to the noble cause of defending the Nation’s against criminal elements and called on the general public to continue providing credible information to Armed Forces of Nigeria on criminality in their environment.