The Nigerian Armed Forces have made a major Breakthrough in the country along the Lagos-Ogun axis
The joint troops have intercepted N60 million being taken to criminals as a ransom for the freedom of captives.
The shocking aspect of this scenario is that some of the couriers intercepted are operatives of yet-to-be-disclosed security agencies.
The military, in intelligence-driven operations, also rescued kidnapped victims including women and children.
The assault conducted by a Nigerian Army squadron and Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Special Forces took out a number of the bandits.
The contingent is of the NAF (two-seventy –one) in Birnin Gwari and Army Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Gswaska, Kaduna.
‘’N60,000,000 in cash, petroleum products, and sophisticated weapons, ere recovered during the operations’’, an operative told PRNigeria.
‘’We will refer the case of the arrested couriers, who have identifications with security agencies, to the Department of State Service(DSS) and Defence Intelligence Agency(DIA) for further investigation’’.
Troops also recovered vehicles, AK -47 rifles, magazines, various kinds of ammunition, and mobile phones.
Newspot gathered that the DIA alerted the DSS and the military that some persons were to move questionable funds through Kaduna.
‘’After the hint, the DSS and the military deployed Special Forces to the road. The suspects were apprehended and the hostages rescued’’, a source said.
It is not clear if the N60mintercepted was from a single operation or if the victims were part of those seized after the March twenty-eight deadly attack on the Kaduna-Abuja train.