The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and the Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola
The Armed Forces of Nigeria have within the last three weeks of the new year neutralized 158 criminal elements across the country.
This is in addition to scores of other terrorists and armed bandits killed during air strikes.
Also some 52 criminal elements were arrested, with scores of arms, ammunition and equipment recovered.
These were some of the highlights of the media briefing by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed explained that the armed forces, the police and other security and intelligence agencies are ramping up their efforts to enhance security of lives and property across the country, and the results are beginning to show.
He said since the beginning of this year Troops have also rescued a total of 17 kidnapped victims across the country, in addition, a total of 684,856 barrels of stolen crude oil, 1,724,000 litres of stolen Automotive Gas Oil (AGO)and 500,000 litres of Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK) have been recovered.
He assured Nigerians that the Federal Government is making progress in the war against terror and banditry.
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