February 4, 2023

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Troops kill 54 terrorists, seize N19m from collaborators

Chief of Defence Employees Basic Leo Irabor

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Thursday stated troops of Operation HADIN KAI within the North east and HADARIN DAJI within the North West have neutralized 54   Boko Haram Terrorist/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists.

The army excessive command additionally stated troops on cease and search operation arrested 5 bandits collaborators at Daudawa village in Faskari Native Authorities Space of Katsina state with the sum of Nineteen Million, 5 Hundred Thousand Naira (N19,500,000.00) of their possession.

Director Director Defence Media Operations Maj. – Gen Musa Danmadami who acknowledged this whereas briefing journalists on successes of army operations throughout the nation between the 17 November to 1 December 2022, added {that a} complete of 139 terrorists and member of their households comprising of 27 males, 44 females and 68 kids surrendered to troops at totally different areas throughout the theatre.

He stated:  “Between 17 and 24 November 2022, troops carried out numerous ambushes, raid and clearance operations towards Boko Haram Terrorist/Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists at totally different areas throughout the theatre.

“Throughout these operations troops made contact with the terrorists; following numerous fireplace combat troops neutralized 7 Boko Haram Terrorist/Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists whereas others fled with numerous diploma of gunshot wounds.

“Troops equally recovered 13 AK47 rifles, 32 rounds of seven.62mm particular, 7 AK47 rifles magazines, 3 dane weapons, 9 bicycles, and three bikes; whereas 10 kidnapped civilians have been additionally rescued throughout these operations.”

In response to him, troops on preventing patrol made contact with Boko Haram Terrorist/Islamic State of West Africa Province logistics suppliers whereas making an attempt to drop logistic objects for the terrorists at Bama village in Bama Native Authorities Space of Borno state.

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He stated following the encounter, troops neutralized 2 terrorists and recovered 1 cartons of klin detergent, 1 JTF jacket and 51 gallons of groundnut oil amongst different objects.

He added {that a} infamous Boko Haram Terrorist/Islamic State of West Africa Province logistic provider was arrested on 20 November 2022, at a checkpoint in Bama Native Authorities Space conveying 49 jerrycans 30 litres Premium Motor Spirit and 50 packs of vitality drinks, amongst different sundry objects in a automobile, whereas the sum of N70,510.00 was additionally recovered from the suspect.

He stated all recovered objects, rescued civilians and apprehended suspected terrorist have been handed over to the related authority for additional motion. Whereas the surrendered Boko Haram Terrorist/Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists and members of the households are being profiled for additional motion.