Troops dislodge militants camps, rescue five kidnapped expatriates ― DHQ

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By Joy Odor

The Defence Headquarters, (DHQ) has disclosed that, troops of Operation Delta Safe has dislodged Militia’s camps and rescued five expatriates kidnapped in May this year by an unknown militant group in Yellow Island.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, (DMO), Major General John Eneche on Tuesday.

According to the statement, “acting on credible intelligence, a joint team from Forward Operating Base Bonny, Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder and troops of 146 Battalion swiftly combed the creeks in search of the kidnapped victims.

“After a thorough search and rescue operation, the gallant troops raided four identified sea pirates/militants hideout at Ibiakafemo, Idinkiri, Tombie and Ogboma.

“The identified camps were subsequently destroyed to deny the pirates freedom of action, he said.

The statement added that the stolen petroleum products have been recovered to the Base.

The Military High Command commended the gallant troops for their resilience and encouraged them to sustain the tempo against the enemies of the country and called on the members of the public to support the troops by providing credible intelligence that would aid their operations.

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