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Army destroys oil thieves’ camp in Bayelsa, captures armoury

Some of the items found in the camp.

‘The well-conducted raid operation led to the recovery of 5 AK 47 rifles, 2  Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs, 4 rocket grenade bomb chargers, seven 7.62mm Special ammunition, 14 AK 47 rifle magazines and one pumping machine’

By Valentine Amanze

The Nigerian Army has captured an armoury in Azuzuama community in Ijaw South Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, where suspected  militants and illegal oil bunkerers carry out their nefarious activities.

The Nigerian Army disclosed this in a tweet, @HQNigerianArmy, signed by Brigadier General

Onyema Nwachukwu, the director, Army Public Relations, on June 26, 2023.

It explained that troops of 5 Battalion  operating under 16 Brigade, Nigerian Army carried out the  operation on Sunday June 25, 2023.

It narrated that during the operation, 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 5 AK 47 rifles, 2  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,” it stated.

The Nigerian Army also commended members of the public, while urging them to continue to provide timely and credible information in support of the ongoing effort by the Nigerian Army to ensure that oil theft in the South-South region comes to zero level.

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