Troops Destroy Illegal Refineries, Militants’ Camps, Kill Militants

The Nigerian Army said its troops destroyed 74 illegal refineries and some camps belonging to kidnappers and militants in Bayelsa and Rivers States.
In a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, Friday, the Army said troops of the 2 Brigade, Port Harcourt, carried out the operation during the ongoing “Operation Crocodile Smile.”
Usman said that the troops destroyed the illegal refineries and the kidnappers’ camps with the use of ‘swan buggy and other specialist equipment.’
Usman also said that troops of the 34 Artillery Brigade involved in the operations raided two hideouts of kidnappers and killed two of the kingpins in Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State on Thursday.
He identified one of the killed kidnap kingpins as Chigozie alias Chi Boy.
He said the kidnappers’ camps in Umuobi and Umudike Forests belonged to ‘De-Welk and De-Gbam’ cult groups in the area.
He added that “quite a number of the gang members were believed to have escaped with gun shot wounds.”
The troops recovered military uniforms, telephones and household items from the hoodlums.
Col Usman said, “Troops of 34 Field Artillery Brigade involved in field training exercise of Operation Crocodile Smile conducted raid on 2 major kidnappers camps belonging to “De-Well” and “De-Gbam” cultists groups in Umoubi and Umudike forests, both in Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State on Thursday 8th September 2016.
“During the raid one Chigozie aka “Chi boy”, a notorious kingpin of one of the cult groups lost his life, while another member was later discovered dead in the forest.
“Quite a number of the gang members were believed to have escaped with gun shot wounds.
“The troops recovered quite a number of military uniforms and mobile telephones and other household items before destroying the camps to prevent the cultists regrouping in the area.
“They have continued to comb the general area for other members of the kidnapping syndicate.”

Author: News Editor

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