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Update on Search and Rescue of NNPC Staff

Yesterday Tuesday 25th July 2017, at about 3.00pm, suspected Boko Haram terrorists ambushed the escort and team of Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) staff returning from oil exploration at Barno Yasu, Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State. On receipt of the information, the Brigade mobilized and sent reinforcement, search and rescue party that include the Armed Forces Special Forces and guides that worked and pursued the terrorists throughout the night. So far, they have rescued all the NNPC staff and recovered the corpses of the Officer, 8 soldiers and a civilian have who have been evacuated to 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital. The team recovered 4 vehicles one of which include a gun truck mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun, 2 white Hilux taken away from NNPC staff and 1 blue Hilux belonging to CJTF. They team also recovered large quantities of arms and ammunition, several spare tyres, many jerry cans of containing Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant, assorted drugs, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making materials, reflective jackets and a Motorola handheld radio, among others. The team also neutralized many of the terrorists. The troops are not relenting in the pursuit, search and rescue effort. You are kindly requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium.     Thank you for your kind cooperation. Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman Director Army Public Relations
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3 thoughts on “Update on Search and Rescue of NNPC Staff

  1. Abraham

    For days I’ve been trying to reach out to you but to no avail. Please be informed that the interview/exam schedule for 5/8/2017 at your ikeja cantonment clashes with another general exam in Lagos. We passionately plead that the exam be postponed to 6th,7th or 8th of August since those dates are indicated.

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