Oil Theft: Troops Raid Oil Thieves’, Militant Camp In Bayelsa

Special ammunition, 14 AK-47 rifle magazines, and one pumping machine.

By Nengi Champion: 

The 5 Battalion, operating under the 16 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, has successfully eradicated a camp used by suspected unrepentant militants and illegal oil bunkers to carry out their illicit activities in Bayelsa.

According to a statement from Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations, the camp was discovered by troops during a raid in the Azuzuama Community of the Ijaw South Local Government Area.

The troops effectively neutralized the suspected militants by utilizing superior firepower, forcing them to abandon their camp in disarray. The operation resulted in the recovery of various weapons and equipment, including five AK-47 rifles, two Rocket Propelled Grenade bombs, four Rocket Grenade Bomb Chargers, seven 7.62mm Special ammunition, 14 AK-47 rifle magazines, and one pumping machine.

Additional items found at the camp included two 16-inch anchored verve, one mallet hammer, one pipe range spinner, and one axe.

The troops successfully destroyed the illegal camp, and the statement emphasized the importance of Nigerians providing timely and credible information to support the ongoing efforts to eliminate oil theft in the South-South region.

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