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Troops raid militants, oil thieves’ camps in Bayelsa

Troops of the 5 Battalion operating under the 16 Brigade, Nigerian Army have destroyed a camp where suspected unrepentant militants and illegal oil bunkers carry out their nefarious activities in Bayelsa State.

In a statement on Monday, the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, said the camp was discovered during a raid by troops at Azuzuama Community in the Ijaw South Local Government Area of the state.

During the operation, he said the troops subdued the suspected militants with superior firepower, compelling them to abandon their camp in disarray.

“The well-conducted raid operation led to the recovery of five AK-47 rifles, two rocket-propelled grenade bombs, four rocket grenade bomb chargers, seven 7.62mm special ammunition, 14 AK-47 rifle magazines, and one pumping machine.

“Other items recovered included two 16-inch anchored valves, one mallet hammer, one pipe range spinner, and one axe. The illicit camp has been destroyed by the troops,” the statement said.



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