‘Troops Kill 180 Terrorists, Arrest 204 In One Week’

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In a week-long series of operations, the Armed Forces have succeeded in killing 180 terrorists, apprehended 204 others, and rescued 234 kidnapped victims, according to a statement from Major-Gen. Edward Buba, the Director of Defence Media Operations, on Friday, 1 December, 2023..

The operations, involving both land and air interdictions, were conducted across various theatres of operation.

Major-Gen. Buba detailed the outcomes, revealing that 46 assorted weapons and 148 assorted ammunition were recovered, including 30 AK47 rifles, two Josef Magnum pump-action guns, one double-barrel gun, and two single-barrel guns.

Other weapons are, 12 locally-made pistols, 13 Dane guns, one hand grenade, nine locally-made rifles, three RPG chargers, and two locally-made hand grenades were seized.

The troops also retrieved 120 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 364 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, 54 live cartridges, 11 rounds of empty cases of 7.62mm special ammo, 32 magazines, 34 vehicles, 64 mobile phones, 47 motorcycles, N1.5 million, among other items.

Buba said the troops of Operation Hadin Kai, during the week, neutralized 19 terrorists, arrested 52, and rescued 134 kidnapped victims in the Northeast.

The recovery included six AK47 rifles, 58 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, seven live cartridges, three vehicles, eight mobile phones, three motorcycles, one bicycle, and two camouflage magazine carrier jackets.

The Director of Defence elaborated that the troops conducted fighting patrols in Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe, resulting in the arrest of kidnappers and illegal miners. They also discovered and detonated improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Monguno, Mafa, and Gwoza Local Government Areas of Borno.

The troops neutralized suspected ISWAP/JAS terrorists in Madagali, Adamawa, and Maiduguri Municipal Council areas in Borno State. He stated that between November 22 and 28, a total of 91 terrorists surrendered to the troops. This group comprised 13 adult males, 35 adult females, and 43 children.

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