Over 13,000 terrorists, families renounce to Nigerian troops – DHQ


The Defence Headquarters says 13,243 terrorists and participants of their families bear up to now surrendered to troops within the North-east

The Performing Director, Defence Media Operations, Bernard Onyeuko, a brigadier frequent, disclosed this while giving an substitute on the militia operations across the nation on Thursday in Abuja.

In step with Mr Onyeuko, the surrendered terrorists comprise 3,243 males, 3,868 females and 6,234 young folks.

He mentioned the troops of Operation Hadin Kai had sustained aggressive posture with vigour within the North-east, which had yielded predominant results within the final two weeks.

He mentioned the sequence of land and air operations performed in assorted areas across the North-east theatre had reduced the operational capabilities of the insurgents with a few of them being neutralised.

Mr Onyeuko mentioned a few others were arrested alongside their informants and logistics suppliers, while more terrorists had persisted to build down their fingers and renounce to the troops with their families.

“A host of these feats were recorded at Gwoza – Yamtake – Bita highway, Gwoza – Farm Centre – Yamtake highway, Mandara Mountain residence besides to Pulka and Hambagda towns, all in Borno.

“Cumulatively, within the course of the period, a total of 29 terrorists were neutralised and 13 terrorists together with their informants/collaborators and logistics suppliers were arrested all around the operations.

“Additionally, a total of 38 assorted weapons and 968 rounds of assorted ammunition besides to 48 rustled cattle among a few different objects were recovered.

“Up to now, a total of 13,243 terrorists and their families comprising 3,243 males, 3,868 females and 6,234 young folks, bear surrendered to troops at assorted areas within the North East,” he mentioned.

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Mr Onyeuko disclosed that the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai applied air interdiction missions to foil Boko Haram Terrorists/ISWAP prison aspects’ attack on ground troops’ location at Aulari village in Bama residence of Borno.

He mentioned the in discovering ended in the destruction of three gun trucks belonging to the terrorists and neutralised ratings of their opponents while a few others fled in disarray with diverse levels of accidents.


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