March 22, 2023



Troops kill 31 terrorists, arrest 70 

Chief of Defence Employees Basic Leo Irabor

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Thursday mentioned troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) within the North -east have killed 31 Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and arrested 70 of them and their collaborators.

The navy excessive command additionally mentioned a complete of 366 terrorists and their households surrendered to troops between 6 to twenty October 2022.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami mentioned this in Abuja on the bi-weekly information briefing on the operations of the armed forces within the final two weeks.

Based on him, out of the 70 arrested within the North-east, 60 of them have been terrorists’ logistics suppliers conveying grains, ammunition, and gasoline amongst others.

The defence spokesman mentioned the troops additionally rescued two civilian hostages.

He mentioned that troops had on Oct. 11, outmanoeuvred terrorists’ ambush in Bama and Ngala areas of Borno resulting in the killing of 18 terrorists and restoration of a cache of arms. Based on him, troops countered the terrorists and compelled them to flee in disarray.

The navy spokesman mentioned that 17 terrorists have been neutralised whereas one GPMG, 5 AK-47 riffles, one M21 rifle and 11 bikes have been recovered.

“Cumulatively, throughout the weeks in focus, troops recovered 14 AK47 rifles, two GPMG, one M21 rifle, one 125mm artillery bomb, 40 rounds of seven.62mm particular, six Dane weapons, one domestically made gun, one car, 4 cell phones, 5 bicycles and 11 bikes.

“Additionally recovered are 64 baggage of beans, 5 baggage of maize, and huge portions of substance suspected to be hashish sativa. Medical provides, assorted clothes supplies, 46 livestock, the sum of N250,000 and different sundry gadgets,” he mentioned.

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Talking additional, he mentioned on 15 October 22, 2 infamous bandits chargeable for collection of kidnapping and theft incidents in addition to terrorist actions in Zamfara and a part of Katsina State previously, named Kabiru Mania and Abubakar and a few foot troopers surrendered to personal troops at Shinkafi Native Authorities Space of Zamfara state. 

“Gadgets obtained from the repentant bandits embody 4 AK47 rifles, 2 hand grenades, 19 rounds of seven.62mm NATO belted, 61 rounds of seven.62mm particular, 13 hyperlinks of seven.62mm           NATO, 10 rounds of 5.86mm ammunition, 4 bandolier, 3 canisters, 8 magazines, 4 pairs of camouflage uniforms, 1 pair Nigeria Police riot uniform, 3 desert boots and 1 jack knife. 

“Different gadgets embody 1 pair Nigeria Police uniform, 1 ammunition field, head hotter amongst different gadgets,” he added.