We’re making operational adjustment to protect farmers in Nigeria –DHQ

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The Defence Headquarters on Friday said operational adjustments have been made by the military to prioritise protection for farmers in Nigeria amid the rainy season.

Major Gen. Edward Buba, the Director, Defence Media Operations, made this known in Abuja while giving updates on the operations of the armed forces.

Buba said the armed forces had intensified intelligence collection effort targeted at hunting terrorists and striking them where they may be hiding and hibernating.

“Winning the war against the terrorist is non-negotiable,” he said.

According to Buba, troops had, in different operations, neutralised 220, arrested 395 suspects and rescued 202 kidnapped hostages in the last seven days.

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The General added that troops recovered 432 assorted weapons that includes it includes 9,004 assorted ammunition, three PKT guns, one G3 rifle, 18 locally-fabricated guns and 83 AK47 rifles.

Others include 5,893 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, 2,064 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 401 rounds of 9mm ammo, 200 rounds of 7.62 x 54mm, 154 rounds of 7.62 x 51mm, 195 live cartridges, and 17 magazines.

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