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BREAKING; AK-47 riffles, motorcycles retrieved as Troops kill 30 Terrorists who attacked Soldiers in Abuja

BREAKING; AK-47 riffles, motorcycles retrieved as Troops kill 30 Terrorists who attacked Soldiers in Abuja

According to the Defence Headquarters, military troops have killed 30 of the terrorists who attacked Guards Brigade troops in the Bwari area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Sunday.

Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, Director, Defence Media Operations, announced this at the Bi-Weekly News Conference on Military Operations on Thursday in Abuja.

According to Onyeuko, the operation was carried out between Sunday and Tuesday by troops from the 7 Guards Battalion and the 167 Special Forces Battalion in collaboration with the air component of “Operation Whirl Punch.”

He stated that the troops successfully cleared the villages of Kawu and Ido, neutralizing the terrorists and destroying their enclave and hideout.


He said that among other things, the ground troops recovered six motorcycles, two AK47 rifles, and one fully loaded LMG magazine.

“The hierarchy of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies wishes to re-assured Nigerians of its commitment and pact with all Nigerians.

“With the recent operations carried out from July 23, we wish to assure residents of FCT in particular that we are undaunted and unrelenting in our efforts to ensure the safety of lives and properties.

“People should go about their normal business as their safety is guaranteed.

“The support and cooperation of all Nigerians is hereby solicited as security is everybody’s business.

“Citizens are encouraged to report unusual persons in your community to security agencies. If you see something, say something,’’ he said.

Maj-Gen Jimmy Akpor, Director of Defence Information, urged the media to continue to support the military in ensuring that the nation’s enemies were defeated.

Akpor stated that inquiries into the authenticity of a voice note circulated on social media purportedly belonging to a soldier involved in the attack were unnecessary.

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