He said the operation led to the killing of three bandits and rescue of a kidnapped victim who was on blind fold in the hideout with injuries.
The Nigerian military have recorded significant successes against criminals across theatres in the last few days.
The minister urged them to remain resolute in defending the indivisibility of Nigeria as an uncompromising democratic nation.
“We understand that the military is overstretched due to the multiple security challenges facing the country as a result of which all the men in the service are currently engaged.”
“I know the military has a lot of highly installed capacity and as much as possible…”
Army commander Ibrahim Ali competition was part of its non-kinetic approach toward achieving peace in communities.
The chief of defence staff said the military has “learned our lessons” that “coups will do us more harm than good.”
The minister called for…more proactive intelligence gathering mechanisms and technological support to drive a new information-sharing regime to aid military campaigns in the country.
“When we declared the bandits as terrorists, my understanding was they are going to be dealt with ruthlessly now. I wonder whether that is the case.”
The APC chieftain, who is aspiring to become Nigeria’s president in 2023, has revved up visitations to politicians in the name of sympathy.