Military Kills 300 Terrorists, Recovers Weapons – Olukolade

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Pictures from the mop up operations released by the Defence Headquarters
Pictures from the mop up operations released by the Defence Headquarters

Two days of on-going air and land operations by the Nigerian Military have left over 300 terrorists dead, Director, Defence Information, Gen. Chris Olukolade, has disclosed in a media statement.
Weapons belonging to the terrorists, including armoured fighting vehicles, anti-aircraft gun, packed bombs, among others, have also been recovered, the statement added.
It reads: “Mopping up operation of some communities where terrorists have been cleared in the course of on-going air and land operations against terrorists have indicated massive casualty inflicted on them within the last two days of the counter-terrorists operations. Over 300 terrorists were killed while a few were also captured. Several weapons and equipment were also captured and some destroyed.
“It has been confirmed that five different types of armoured fighting vehicles, an anti-aircraft gun, about 50 cases of packed bombs and 8 different types of machine guns, 5 rocket-propelled grenade, 49 boxes of various types and calibres of ammunitions as well as 300 motorcycles destroyed in the fighting. A total of six Hilux vehicles, including those mounted with anti-aircraft guns were destroyed. However, two soldiers lost their lives while 10 others were wounded in the course of the operation.
“The cordon and search operation is continuing along with aggressive patrols by troops who are now dominating the cleared communities such as Monguno, Gabchari, Abba Jabari, Zuntur, Gajiram, Damakar, Kumaliwa, Bosso Wanti, Jeram and Kabrisungul.
“The various phases of the highly coordinated air and land operations are also on-going in the designated theaters being handled by contingents involved in the renewed counter-terrorism campaign in and outside Nigeria.”

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