The Defence Headquarters says the military operations conducted in South-South part of the country in the last two weeks had led to the dismantling of illegal refining sites and arrest of some oil thieves.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, made this known   while giving update on the operations of the armed forces in the last two weeks at a news conference in Abuja.

He added that between June 18 and July 2 the armed forces with renewed vigour in her operations with other agencies had recorded significant successes against the criminal elements in South-South Zone.

Enenche said the military operations in the area had also led to seizure of 135 bags of 50 kilograms foreign parboiled rice and arrest of boats involved in smuggling activities. According to him, a subsidiary Operation `CALM WATERS’ and Operation `SWIFT RESPONSE’ has continued to record remarkable successes.

In another development, the personnel of the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven has killed two suspected armed robbers in Rock Haven, Community of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau state.

The Commander of the task force, Major General Chukwuemeka Okonkwo who confirmed the incident in Jos said the two suspects belonged to a notorious gang of armed robbers who had terrorised Jos metropolis and environs for quite sometime.