…1,755 give up
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Thursday mentioned troops of Operation HADIN KAI within the North-east killed 29 terrorists, arrested 55 and rescued 52 civilians within the final two weeks.
The army excessive command additionally mentioned a complete of One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty 5 (1,755) Boko Haram terrorists’ members and their households comprising of 280 males, 523 females and 952 kids surrendered to troops at completely different location throughout the week below overview.
Director Defence Media Operations (DMO) Maj.-Gen Benard Onyeuko who acknowledged this whereas briefing journalists on replace of army operations in all theatres of operations throughout the nation, mentioned all surrendered terrorists and their households had been profiled and handed over to related authority.
Basic Onyeuko additionally mentioned troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI within the North West Zone on routine patrol arrested 5 suspected overseas bandits named, Muritala Wada, Saminu Sani, Shamisu Adamu, Salisu Saadu and Usman Ibrahim at Jibia in Jibia Native Authorities Space of Katsina state.
Based on him, troops at the side of Civilian Joint Activity Power additionally arrested Hussain Dungus, Ali Bulama Jidda and Mallam Ali Abuna terrorist logistics suppliers on 6 August 2022 at and Buni Yadi basic space.
He mentioned objects recovered from the suspects embody the sum of One Million Seven Hundred and Ninety-Three Thousand Seven Hundred naira (1,793,700.00) solely, massive amount of varied meals stuffs, 3 handsets, 2 bicycles and different sundries.
The Defence spokesperson additionally mentioned the air element of Operation HADIN KAI performed air interdiction on 3 August 2022 at Degbawa close to Mandara Mountains in Gwoza Native Authorities Space of Borno state.
Based on him, the airstrike led to the neutralization of a key Islamic State of West Africa Province Commander Alhaji Modu (aka Bem Bem) and his fighters.
He mentioned info gathered from the locals revealed that 20 terrorists had been confirmed lifeless within the strike on the location the place the terrorists converged for a gathering earlier than the strike.
“Moreover, between 31 July and a couple of August 2022, troops arrested one Mallam Yahaya a infamous bandit informant who has been on the monitoring listing of the Division of State Safety for collaborating with bandits on the quite a few assaults in Sabon Brini basic space of Sokoto state,” he mentioned.
Persevering with, he mentioned Air Part of Operation HADARIN DAJI on 6 August 2022 carried out profitable strikes on key terrorists enclave and hideout positioned at Rudu forest in Katsina state.
“The air interdiction led to the neutralization of a excessive profiled terrorist chief who has been on the needed listing of the army named Alhaji Abdulkareem Lawal (aka Abdulkareem Boss) and his foot troopers.
“Credible intelligence report revealed that he was answerable for a number of terrorists’ assaults, animal rustling and kidnapping and was additionally identified to often invite terrorists group from different areas and areas to affix within the assault on his targets. Report gathered from the locals revealed that the terrorists’ leaders was neutralized alongside 27 of foot troopers,” he added.