Troops of the Nigerian Army has raided illegal refinery (kpo fire) camps in Azuzuama community in Southern Ijaw LGA of Bayelsa state.
In a Statement released on Monday by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the troops of Battalion 5 operating under 16 Brigade of the Nigerian Army was said to raid the site on Sunday 25 June 2023.
According to the statememt, the army recovered 5 AK 47 Rifles, 2 Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs, 4 Rocket Grenade Bomb Chargers, seven 7.62mm Special ammunition, 14 AK 47 Rifle Magazines among others.
“Troops of 5 Battalion operating under 16 Brigade, Nigerian Army, in a raid operation on Sunday 25 June 2023 at Azuzuama Community in Ijaw South Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have captured an armoury located in a Camp from where suspected unrepentant militants and illegal oil bunkerers carry out their nefarious activities.
“During the operation, the highly motivated 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 5 AK 47 Rifles, 2 Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs, 4 Rocket Grenade Bomb Chargers, seven 7.62mm Special ammunition, 14 AK 47 Rifle Magazines and one pumping machine. Other items recovered include two 16-inch anchored verve, one mallet hammer, one pipe range spinner and one axe. The illicit camp has been destroyed by the troops.
“The Nigerian Army wishes to express appreciation to members of the public and urges all to continue to provide timely and credible information in support of the ongoing effort by the Nigerian Army to ensure that oil theft in the South-South region comes to zero level,” the statement read.
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