The Nigerian armed forces neutralized neutralized 120 Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters, arrested 50, and recovered five gun trucks, 50 assorted arms and 200 rounds of different calibers of ammunition were captured from the terrorists.
The Defence Headquarters made the claim in statement released on the federal troop and their operation across the nation, especially in the northeast, in thelast three weeks.
Among the terrorists killed were ISWAP senior commander Mallam Ari, the Amirul Fiya in charge of Kirta Wulgo and some foreign mercenaries fabricating Improvised Explosive Device for the terrorist
“Additionally, troops rescued 25 abducted civilians. Similarly, a total of 965 terrorists and their families and 550 children surrendered to own troops deployed at different location including: Gamboru, Tumbumma, Kukawa, Baga, Gwoza, Mallam Fotori, Damboa, Kirta Wulgo, Bun Yadi, Gujiba, Madiya all in Borno and Yobe State,” ,” the statement signed by Major Bernad Onyeuko, director, Defeece Information, revealed.
Of the 965 terrorists that surrendered within the period under review, 104 are from ISWAP Camp that surrendered to the federal troops at Marte. They have been properly documented and handed over to the appropriate authorities for necessary action.
“Troops also conducted operational activities in other locations like Golodanchi and Margai village in Sokoto and Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina respectively,” the DHQ added.
“Consequently, these operations resulted in the recovery of 40 AK-47 rifles, and assorted arms and 340 rounds of different calibres of ammunition, 45 motorcycles and decimations of scores of bandits and 90 rustled livestock were recovered by own troops.”