President Muhammadu Buhari’s guards operating from the Brigade of Guards whose primary responsibility also include securing the federal capital have fished out terrorists inside Abuja and confiscated sophisticated arms including pump action guns.
The disclosure came on Thursday as the Defence Headquarters gave a record of the fight against terrorists across the country.
Major General Musa Dan Madami, the Director of Defence Media Operations, who briefed the press in Abuja said that the troops of the Brigade of Guard’s who are also Buhari’s guards, raided suspected terrorists’ hideouts in Dei-Dei and Gwagwalada communities, arrested 8 terrorists and recovered 5 AK47 rifles & 3 pump action guns.
“Troops of Guards Brigade raided some suspected terrorist hideout at Deidei Abattoir in Abuja Municipal Area Council and Dupka village in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory. During the raid operation 8 suspected terrorist were arrested, 5 AK47 rifles and 3 pump action gun were recovered, while large quantities of items suspected to be cannabis sativa, 3 machetes, knives among other items were also recovered.
In other operations around the country besides the operations of President Buhari’s guards against the terrorists in Abuja, he said:
“Similarly, troops of Operation Safe Haven in conjunction with vigilantes and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps conducted operational activities at Mum village, Garga District, in Kanam Local Government Area of Plateau State, as well as Mariri Town, Kauru Local Government Area and Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
“During the operations, 21 suspected terrorist, 7 suspected kidnappers and 3 suspected vandals were arrested at different locations, while 7 terrorists were neutralized with 12 civilians rescued from the kidnapper’s den. Items recovered from the suspects include 3 motorcycles, 8 mobile phones, some quantity of illicit drugs and the sum of N60,000.00
“Furthermore, troops of Operation Whirl Stroke in conjunction with the Department of State Service conducted raid operation at bandit’s camps at Ankya Village, Zaki Biam town in Ukum Local Government Area, Mahaga Community in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State, as well as Jamata in Koton Karfe Local Government Area of Kogi State.”