Boko Haram, terrorists terminated, collaborators arrested
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 20, 2022
The Defence Headquarters said Troops of Operation Hadin Kai have eliminated 31 Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists and arrested 70 of their collaborators.
The Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Musa Danmadami, said in Abuja at the bi-weekly news briefing on the operations of the armed forces that the feat was recorded in the last two weeks.
He added that out of the 70 arrested in the North-East, 60 of them were terrorists’ logistics suppliers conveying grains, ammunition, and fuel among others.
The defence spokesman said the troops also rescued two civilian hostages while a total of 366 terrorists and their families surrendered during the period.
He said that troops had on Oct. 11, outmanoeuvred terrorists’ ambush in Bama and Ngala areas of Borno leading to the killing of 18 terrorists and recovery of cache of arms.
According to him, troops countered the terrorists and forced them to flee in disarray. He added that 17 terrorists were neutralised while one GPMG, five AK-47 riffles, one M21 riffle and 11 motorcycles were recovered.
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