November 29, 2022

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Troops kill 57 terrorists, 1,652 give up in 2 weeks, scores kidnapped in Katsina


 

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Thursday mentioned troops of Operation HADIN KAI within the North-east and Operation HADARIN DAJI within the North-west killed 57 terrorists within the final two weeks.

Amongst these neutralised, mentioned the navy excessive command, was a infamous terrorists’ commander recognized as Sojan Madagwal who was accountable for numerous assaults and highway blocks alongside Gusau highway and likewise on the wished record of safety businesses with members of his gang.

Director Defence Media Operations Maj-Gen. Musa Danmadami acknowledged this whereas briefing journalists on the replace of navy operations within the six geo-political zones from 11 to 25 August in Abuja.

He mentioned one other excessive profile terrorist commander referred to as Uzaifa, who was the ‘MINZIR’, which connotes the fourth in line of the terrorist management construction, was additionally killed.

Danmadami mentioned a complete of 1,652 Boko-Haram terrorists and their households comprising of 320 males, 442 girls and 890 kids surrendered to troops at totally different areas in the course of the interval underneath evaluation.

The navy spokesperson disclosed that on 13 August 2022, troops of Guards Brigade raided some suspected terrorists hideout at Deidei Abattoir in Abuja Municipal Space Council and Dupka village in Gwagwalada Space Council of the Federal Capital Territory.

He mentioned in the course of the raid operation, 8 suspected terrorists had been arrested, 5 AK47 rifles and three pump motion weapons had been recovered, whereas massive portions of things suspected to be hashish sativa, 3 machetes and knives amongst different objects had been additionally recovered.

He mentioned airstrikes had been additionally carried out within the Tumbuns close to Lake Chad at a location revealed to be the coaching camp of the terrorists.

The military chief mentioned report revealed that scores of the terrorists had been neutralised within the strikes.

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He mentioned troops within the North East theatre of operation additionally arrested 8 suspected terrorists, 4 logistic suppliers, rescued 4 civilians and recovered the sum of N1, 005,360.00 money.

Through the operations, he mentioned “troops neutralized 12 terrorists, recovered 18 AK47 rifles, 1 RGP, 2 FN rifles, 83 rounds of seven.62mm particular, 13 bicycles, 1 golf automotive, massive amount of substance suspected to be hashish sativa, luggage of maize, 3 grenade, 4 cell phones, 47 rustled cattle, 6 donkeys, 20 cartons of tremendous cereal, 51 Jerricans of groundnut oil, 2 cartons of cigarettes, medical suppliers, meals stuffs and 40 pairs of female and male clothes.”

 ..A number of kidnapped in Katsina

In a associated growth, terrorists blocked Katsina – Jibia freeway, killing one passenger and abducting a number of others in an early night assault on commuters Wednesday.

Sources informed Premium Instances {that a} corpse was recovered on the scene of the assault round Kadobe village.

Katsina – Jibia freeway hyperlinks to Maradi within the Niger Republic and Zamfara state. It has over 18 safety checkpoints. A navy barracks and a correctional facility are additionally alongside the freeway.

Nasir Mustapha, whose siblings had been kidnapped, mentioned the attackers blocked the highway round 5 p.m.

His brother Nasir Kacilu and sister, Fiddausi Mustapha, had been kidnapped on their manner from Katsina to Jibia.

“He (Mr Kacilu) was coming back from Dutsi and he known as Fiddausi who was in Katsina to affix him so they may return house (Jibia) collectively. I used to be in Katsina too after they left. I known as them round 4:17 pm they usually mentioned they had been going collectively. That was the final time I spoke with them,” he mentioned.

Kacilu is an official of Dutsi native authorities space of the state.

Mustapha mentioned the bandits contacted the household round 10:00 p.m. and demanded a ransom earlier than their kinfolk could be launched.

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“My brother known as Nasir’s line within the evening and the bandits answered. They promised to get again to us to barter the ransom but in addition informed us to maintain praying,” he mentioned.

One other supply, who sought anonymity, mentioned the attackers got here on six bikes and began capturing sporadically, forcing the 2 autos to cease.

“I used to be coming from the Jibia aspect and I noticed them. I finished my bike and returned however they had been six bikes with two bandits every.”

Spokesperson of Katsina Police Command Gambo Isa didn’t reply to calls and SMS despatched to him for feedback.

Terrorists, regionally known as bandits, have intensified assaults on motorists. Federal and native highways have been serially attacked with motorists being killed and others kidnapped.

These terrorists have been abducting residents within the North-west and part of North-central Nigeria resulting in the dying of tons of of 1000’s of individuals and displacement of hundreds of thousands of others.

ISWAP not in Abuja – Police

In the meantime, FCT Commissioner of Police Babaji Sunday has tasked residents to eschew panic-driven technology and promulgation of faux information.

That is because the command assured that Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists weren’t in any a part of the territory as being speculated in a piece of the media.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Josephine Adeh mentioned this in an announcement Wednesday in Abuja.

She mentioned:  “…It’s within the constructive curiosity of one and all to state that an finish has to return to the period of panic-driven technology and promulgation of faux information.

“The most recent of such is an misguided publication in circulation in a piece of the media suggesting terrorist invasion by the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) into the outskirts of the territory making struggle chants as they stormed the Karshi resident of a Defence journalist.

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“The information is baseless on all fronts because the mentioned journalist refuted all highlighted components maliciously amplified to recommend a terrorist invasion. Preliminary investigation additionally exhibits that nothing of such occurred within the talked about space and the FCT as a complete.

“Residents are due to this fact urged to go about their lawful duties with out the worry of harassment and molestation of any type or from any quarters.”

“FCT Police Command in a bid to maintain and strengthen the territorial safety has in current instances revisited the prevailing safety structure, refractor challenges, and proffer corresponding options to the rising dynamics of crime and criminality within the territory. 

“Consequent upon the above the Command in a short time has recorded a number of arrests of gunrunners, interrupted channels of prohibited substances /drug peddling, and arrested perpetrators.

“The detection and destruction of imminent prison hideouts and execution of a common safety sweep from the town facilities to the suburbs displacing prison components have additionally been evident with the above,” the assertion additional mentioned.  

Adeh additionally mentioned: “CP Babaji Sunday whereas reassuring residents of the command’s unflinching dedication to bringing crime and criminality to the barest minimal enjoined members of the general public to at all times confirm information earlier than circulating such data.

“He emphasised the necessity to Maximize the supply of the varied channels of grievance of the command in promptly reporting suspicious or irregular actions as follows: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, whereas the Public Criticism Bureau (PCB) desk, may very well be reached on: 0902 222 2352.”