As the nation marked its 60th independence anniversary on Thursday, the Military High Command says following its several operations against criminal in the country, troops successfully neutralized 869 bandits, terrorists kidnappers, militia and cattle rustlers in the last three months.
It said a total of 321 kidnapped victims were rescued, 1,708 arrests were made as well as recovery of large cache of arms and ammunition.
Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche made this known in Abuja just as he noted that a cumulative total of Nine Million, Forty Thousand, Three Hundred (9,040,300) litres of stolen AGO and Thirty Three Thousand Five Hundred (33, 500.00) litres of DPK were recovered from anti-crude oil and anti-bunkering operations.
He added that a cumulative total of Thirty Seven Thousand One Hundred and Seventeen (37,117) barrels of stolen crude oil were recovered as well as a cumulative total of Nine Hundred and Fourteen Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seven Thousand (914,707) litres of stolen PMS were also recovered.
Major General Eneche said gallant troops immobilized a total of 70 illegal refining sites, 66 dug out pits and 134 metal storage tanks within the period.