9,303 terrorists killed, 9,562 give up in a single yr — Committee

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Troops engaged in anti-terrorist operations within the Northern components of the nation have killed no fewer than 9,303 terrorists and arrested have been killed, 6,998 within the final yr.

Also, a complete of 9,562 Boko Haram combatant fighters and their households surrendered to safety forces inside the yr underneath overview.

The Director, Defence Media Operations Major General Edward Buba, disclosed this through the joint briefing by Security, Defence, and Response companies organised by the Strategic Communications Interagency Policy Committee underneath the Office of the National Security Adviser in Abuja on Thursday.

Buba added that 4,641 hostages have been rescued, 1,437 suspected oil thieves have been arrested in addition to stolen crude oil merchandise value N91.2bn have been recovered by troops inside the interval underneath overview.

He stated, “Our counter-terrorism and insurgency operations, troops neutralized 9,303 insurgents, arrested 6,998 people, and rescued 4,641 hostages. Notably, 9,562 Boko Haram/ISWAP combatant fighters and their households surrendered to safety forces. In the struggle in opposition to oil theft, 1,437 perpetrators have been apprehended, with 363 neutralized. Additionally, 245 kidnapped hostages have been rescued, resulting in a marked lower in rebel actions.

“Notable achievements in the last twelve months include the prevention of oil theft, and denying criminal elements access to an estimated sum of N91,247,052,565”

Buba said the Nigerian Police Force inside the yr arrested 4,796 armed theft suspects; 3,068 kidnap suspects; 2,474 suspects for rape/sexual crimes and 1,213 suspects for illegal possession of firearms.

“The police additionally arrested 3,523 suspected cultists, 3,381 suspects for homicide/murder, and 13,382 suspects for different offences.

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“The Police rescued 1,713 kidnap victims and recovered 1,465 vehicles/motorcycles, 2,566 firearms, and 19,310 rounds of ammunition,” Buba added.

Buba additionally stated the Nigeria Police Force, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission secured a complete of 19,630 convictions within the final yr.

He particularly added that the EFCC recovered cash in several currencies from a few of its suspects.

Buba stated, “The Police prosecuted 29,052 instances inside the yr and secured the conviction of 16,200 suspects.

“EFCC made important progress within the struggle in opposition to financial and monetary crimes, securing 3,412 convictions and recovering huge sums of cash each in native and international denominations. The recovered quantities embody N161,642,239,242.30; $43,835,214.24; £25,365.00 ; €186,947.10 ; ₹51,360.00; C$3,750.00; A$740.00; ¥74,754.00 ; R35,000.00; 42,390.00 UAE Dirhams ; 247.00 Riyals, and 21,580,867.631 Crypto Currency.

“Key achievements and initiatives of ICPC include the recovery and forfeiture of assets, recovering over N66 billion in cash and rent on forfeited assets. Assets worth N5.882 billion were restrained, and N366.97 million was forfeited through judicial processes. Investigations and prosecutions saw 131 investigations and 18 convictions.”

Reeling out the achievements of Customs, Buba stated the company generated about N4tn through the yr overview.

He stated, “Relatedly, The Nigerian Customs Service generated exceptional revenue of about 4 Trillion (₦3,991,988,348,853.32) revenue within the period. National security and anti-smuggling efforts led to significant seizures of contraband goods, illegal arms, and narcotics.”



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