Nigerian troops eliminate 31 terrorists, apprehend 81 in 1 week


The Defence Headquarters announced a series of successful operations carried out by the armed forces in various regions of Nigeria, resulting in significant achievements against terrorism and criminal activities. According to the Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba, a total of 31 terrorists were neutralized, 81 others were apprehended, and 10 kidnapped hostages were rescued during these operations conducted across the North East, North Central, and North West regions.

In the North East, troops of Operation HADIN KAI conducted fighting patrols in Bama and Chibok local government areas of Borno, as well as Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe. These operations led to the neutralization of 13 terrorists, the arrest of 12 individuals, and the rescue of five kidnapped persons. The troops also recovered a significant cache of weapons and ammunition, including rifles, locally fabricated weapons, and explosives.

In the North Central, Operation Safe Haven successfully arrested five suspects, recovered arms and ammunition, and rescued 145 rustled cows. Additionally, troops of Operation Whirl Stroke arrested two IPOB/ESN criminals in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue, recovering body armor, bulletproof vests, and other items.

In the North West, troops of Operation Hadarin Daji neutralized six terrorists, arrested 12 individuals, and rescued 33 kidnapped persons. The operations also led to the recovery of firearms, ammunition, motorcycles, mobile phones, cutlasses, and solar panels.

Furthermore, Operation Whirl Punch eliminated one terrorist and recovered multiple firearms, ammunition, and other items.

The statement highlighted the cooperation between the armed forces and citizens, emphasizing that they are partners in combating the common enemy – terrorists and violent extremist groups. The military continues to work diligently to secure the country, aiming for national progress and the overall well-being of its citizens.

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