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Troops clear kidnappers den, destroy illegal refineries in Rivers

As part of Exercise CROCODILE SMILE, troops, in an anti-cultism operation, cleared a notorious kidnappers camp at Obiozumini near Obite in Rivers State.

As part of Exercise CROCODILE SMILE, troops of 2 Brigade Nigerian Army in an anti-cultism operation yesterday cleared a notorious kidnappers camp at Obiozumini near Obite in Ogbema/Ndoni/Egbema Local Government Area of Rivers State.

According to Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, the troops who were earlier ambushed engaged and subdued the kidnappers.

One kidnap victim was rescued from the camp. 

The ongoing operation would be sustained until criminality is subdued.

Similarly, the troops conducted raids, cordon and search operations as part of the training exercise.

During raid, they also discovered and destroyed 52 illegal refineries and refinery cooking pots in Krakrama, Bille and Better land community general area.

The troops discovered 6 refining cooking pots at Better Land community which unfortunately could not be destroyed instantly because of proximity to the community.

They also recovered 2 high powered Engine boats, 10 empty drums and 1 pumping machine. 

Plans for destroying the illegal refinery with Swamp Buggy is in progress.

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