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Army discovers planned attack on critical infrastructure

The Protection Division says it has found plans by criminals to assault the nation’s crucial infrastructure.

Based on the DHQ, measures had been taken to stop such assaults.

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, Director of Defence Media Operations, Main Normal Edward Buba, stated the competent company accountable for defending the nation’s crucial infrastructure had been alerted.

Buba famous that some plans had already been thwarted.

He stated: “We’re conscious of some plans to assault crucial infrastructure within the nation and have due to this fact taken measures to stop such plans.

“Safety businesses accountable for securing crucial infrastructure and amenities have additionally been placed on excessive alert. In consequence, some such plans have been pissed off.”

He urged residents to not compromise on safety and guarantee a protected and safe surroundings.

Buba added: “On this struggle, residents should perceive that we mustn’t ever compromise on safety, in any other case everybody’s safety shall be in danger. It is a scenario that can’t be overemphasized in order that we are able to reside in security and safety.

“These terrorists are the enemy that should be fought and defeated. They’re accountable for preserving the nation in a near-constant state of counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency.”

He additionally revealed that troops killed 187 terrorists and arrested 183 suspects final week, whereas crude oil value 1 billion naira was additionally recovered.

He stated: “In the course of the week beneath evaluation, troops neutralized 187 and arrested 183 individuals. Troops additionally arrested 26 perpetrators of oil theft and rescued 109 kidnapped hostages. Within the SS, troops denied the oil theft of the estimated sum of N1,127,229,890.00.

“Moreover, troops seized 128 assorted weapons and three,300 assorted ammunition. The breakdown is as follows: one PKT rifle, 80 AK47 rifles, 15 regionally made rifles, 15 Dane rifles, 2 FN rifles, 5 pump motion rifles, two single-barreled shotguns, 4 regionally made pistols, one regionally made barretta pistol, one regionally made double-barreled shotgun, two hand grenades, two loaded IEDs and supplies.

“Troops within the Niger Delta space found and destroyed 18 dug-out wells, 30 boats and 49 storage tanks. Different gadgets recovered embrace 66 cooking stoves, 4 drums, 5 speedboats, 15 autos, two tricycles, one generator, 11 cellphones and 57 unlawful refineries.”

Based on RexGists, the nation’s crucial infrastructure, particularly electrical energy pylons, have been attacked by vandals.

Not too long ago, there was a rise in assaults on electrical energy infrastructure, inflicting energy outages in affected areas.

On December 28, 2023, three electrical energy pylons, T193, T194 and T195, have been destroyed by terrorists utilizing improvised explosive gadgets in Borno State.

In June 2024, two towers, T193 and T194, alongside the 330 kilovolt single-circuit transmission line have been destroyed by vandals in Borno State.

On Sunday, troops thwarted a terrorist assault on an electrical energy infrastructure in Yobe state.

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