Soldiers Rescue 131 Abducted Nigerians, Kill 40 Terrorists

The military high command has revealed its troops of Operation Hadin Kai killed a total of 40 terrorists and rescued 131 Nigerians in the last two weeks.

It also said its troops arrested 25 within the same period.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Musa Danmadami, stated this while briefing select journalists in Abuja on Thursday.

He also said that 510 terrorists surrendered to the troops.

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He said,“Cumulatively, within the weeks in focus, troops neutralized 40 terrorists, arrested 25 terrorists as well as 8 terrorist logistics suppliers. Troops also rescued 131 abducted civilians while a total of 510 Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists and members of their families, comprising 54 adult males, 164 adult females, and 292 children surrendered to troops at different locations within the theatre of operations.

He further said that 16 AK47 rifles, 15 Dane guns, 6 QJC 88 AA guns, 1 QJC 88 barrel, 1 SMG, 2 DSHKAA guns, 2 NSVT AA guns, 1 GMPG, 1 pump action gun, 2 locally made double barrel gun, 1 local made short gun, 51 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition, 26 rounds of 12.7 x 108mm among others were recovered by the troops during the operations conducted in the North East in the last two weeks.

He explained that all recovered items and apprehended suspects have been handed over to the relevant authority for further action.


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