March 22, 2023



Troops kill 48 terrorists, 145 give up in 2 weeks – DHQ

Chief of Defence Employees Common Leo Irabor

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Thursday mentioned troops of operations HADIN KAI within the North East, HADARIN DAJI and WHIRL PUNCH within the North West zone of the nation have killed 48 Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists within the final two weeks.

The army excessive command additionally mentioned a complete of 145 terrorists and their households comprising 30 males, 33 females and 82 kids surrendered to troops at totally different areas throughout the North East theatre of operation between 20 October and three November 2022.

Director Defence Media Operations Maj.- Gen Musa Danmadami who said in Abuja whereas by briefing journalists on successes of army operations throughout the nation, additionally mentioned troops along with Civilian Joint Job Power at customized Internally Displaced Individuals Camp Shuwari city in Maiduguri Native Authorities Space of Borno state arrested one suspect in possession of 67 Everlasting Voter Playing cards.

In response to him, troops carried out ambushes, clearance operations, combating patrols and cordon and search operations at totally different areas in Bama,  Kukawa, Kaga, and Biu Native Authorities Areas in Borno State in addition to Damaturu, Gujba and Geidam Native Authorities Areas in Yobe states.

The Defence spokesperson mentioned troops arrested 27 suspected Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists, neutralized 19 and recovered 1 RPG bomb, 1 GPMG, 2 x 36 hand grenade, 6 AK47 rifles, 61 rounds of seven.62mm particular, 36 refilled 7.62 mm particular, 3 AK47 magazines and three journal holders.

Different objects recovered from the terrorists are 6 bikes, 7 bicycles, 1 pumping machine, 6 grinding machines, 9 cellphones, 6  x 25litres jerrican of PMS, bag of grains, motorbike equipment, foodstuff, 1 baofeng radio and the sum of Ten Thousand Six Hundred and Sixty (N10,660.00) naira solely in addition to different sundry objects.

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Talking particularly on operation HADARIN DAJI, Maj.- Gen Danmadami mentioned troops carried out operational actions at numerous areas inside Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna and Kebbi states between 21 October – 2 November 2022.

“Throughout the numerous operation, troops neutralized 25 terrorists, rescued 19 civilians and arrested 18 terrorists,” he mentioned.