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Troops raid militants, oil thieves’ camp in Bayelsa

Troops of 5 Battalion operating under 16 Brigade of the Nigerian Army have destroyed a camp where suspected unrepentant militants and illegal oil bunkers carry out their nefarious activities in Bayelsa, The Punch reports.
The Punch said that Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement issued, on Monday, 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.

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“The well-conducted raid operation led to the recovery of five AK 47 Rifles, two 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 statement added.
He urged Nigerians to continue to provide timely and credible information to the security agencies to support the ongoing efforts to rid the South-South of oil theft.