The Defence Headquarters says troops of the Nigerian army have arrested 148 criminals and rescued 140 kidnap victims during several operations across the country in the past two weeks.

In a briefing at the Defence Headquarters, Director of Defence Media Operation, Major-General Edward Buba, said troops of Operation Hadin Kai in the North East killed nine terrorists, arrested six collaborators and rescued 12 kidnap victims.

In the North Central zone, Buba said troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN and Operation Whirl Stroke killed one terrorist, arrested 23 suspects and rescued nine kidnap victims.

According to him, troops of different operations in the army will continue to secure lives and properties of Nigerians by displacing criminals and neutralizing enemies of the nation.

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