In the North East, over 1,000 terrorists and their families have surrendered, and 27 people have been killed.
According to the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), over 1,000 terrorists and their families have surrendered to the Operation Hadin Kai troops in the North East theater of operations.
Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, the Acting Director of Defence Information, revealed this while giving updates on military operations across the country on Thursday in Abuja.
Three terrorists' collaborators were also caught, as well as the rescue of 29 abducted citizens, according to Onyeuko.
Also, according to him, the troops' high-intensity operations have delivered incredible results, as indicated by the large number of fatalities and terrorists surrendered across the area.
"The operations resulted in the neutralization of 27 BHT/ISWAP fighters, the arrest of 51 BHT/ISWAP terrorists, the arrest of three terrorist collaborators, and the recovery of 35 varied armaments.
1,051 rounds of ammunition for AK-47 and FN rifles, Dushka anti-aircraft weapons, GPMG, PKT guns, 60mm mortar tubes, Makarov pistols, and various machine guns, among other items
“In addition, 29 citizens who had been kidnapped were rescued within the period under consideration. At various sites in the North East, almost 1,000 terrorists and their families, including adult females and children, surrendered to our troops. Among them are Musa Adamu alias Mala Musa Abuja, a well-known BHT bomb expert, and his assistant, Usman Adamu called Abu Darda.
“The Boko Haram combat force has been severely weakened as a result of this,” he said.
Onyeuko added that in the North West, Operation Hadarin Daji forces repulsed bandits, rescued several abducted victims, recovered rifles, ammunition, and livestock, and arrested some criminal elements on July 31.
He said he recovered 89 livestocks, five AK-47 guns, three rounds of 9mm ball, and 48 rounds of 7.62mm NATO ammunition, as well as four kidnap victims.
He went on to say that two notorious cattle rustlers from Niger Republic, Mallam Umar, and Mai Hatsi Ibrahim from Gada in Sokoto State, as well as four bandits and drug peddlers, had been caught.
The Air Component, he claims, damaged bandit structures, including one of their commanders' homes, Halilu Tubali's, where the bandits gathered for a meeting.
He went on to say that the air attacks, along with ground troops' assaults, resulted in the neutralization of 123 armed bandits, as well as the destruction of their supply depots.
Onyeuko said the troops of Operation Safe Haven in the North Central had continued to have outstanding success in both kinetic and non-kinetic operations across the State.
According to him, Operation Whirl Stroke forces also demolished bandit hideouts and arrested eight offenders, including their informants, as well as rescuing some abduction victims in Benue and Taraba.
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