Troops recover 3.9m litres of stolen crude oil in June

Nigerian troops have recovered a staggering 3.9 million litres of stolen crude oil, in an ongoing efforts to curb illicit activities in the country.

This was revealed during a meeting of the Strategic Communication Interagency Policy Committee (SCIPC), held on Thursday in Abuja.

Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Nigeria Police Public Relations Officer, highlighted the accomplishments of the armed forces in June 2024.

According to Adejobi, military operations in June, troops thwarted oil theft worth over ₦5 billion, intercepted 1,879,630 litres of illegally refined AGO, 29,275 litres of DPK, and 26,900 litres of PMS.

He also noted that troops neutralized 867 terrorists, arrested 1,638 suspected terrorists and other criminal elements.

Additionally, troops rescued 921 kidnapped hostages, recovered 894 weapons, and 21,538 rounds of ammunition.

The recovered arms and ammunition included 313 AK-47 rifles, 76 locally fabricated guns, and 92 dane guns, among others.

Adejobi further disclosed that law enforcement agencies also played a crucial role, arresting 2,678 suspects for various offenses and rescuing 93 kidnap victims. These agencies recovered 144 firearms and 3,031 rounds of ammunition throughout June.


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