Nigeria Defence Headquarters has said the Armed Forces neutralised scores of those involved in crimes ranging from banditry, terrorism and kidnapping among others between June 3 and 16.
According to the acting Director, Media Operation, Defence Headquarters, Benard Onyeuko, on Thursday, there was a decrease in criminal activities in the country within the period.
He attributed this to the troops’ operational efforts, which he said, denied criminals freedom of operation, adding that more decisive actions to tame terrorists, bandits and other crimes would be put in place.
In South-West, Onyeuko said troops of Operation Awatse conducted operations to repel armed herdsmen attack and raided some criminal hideouts.
He stated that one of these operations was executed at Igangan community in the Ibarapa North LGA of Oyo State where some armed herdsmen attacked and invaded the community.
He added, “Troops were mobilised to the scene and engaged the herdsmen during which some of them were neutralised while others fled with gunshot wounds. Some of the criminals were arrested and handed over to appropriate prosecuting agency for further action.”