Troops neutralise 192 terrorists, arrest 341 others in one week – DHQ

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Troops neutralise 192 terrorists, arrest 341 others in one week – DHQ
Troops neutralise 192 terrorists, arrest 341 others in one week – DHQ

Africa-Press – Nigeria. The Defence Headquarters said that troops have in the last one week neutralised 192 terrorists, apprehended 341 others and rescued 62 kidnapped hostages.

It also said a total of 122 ISWAP/JAS terrorists surrendered with their families.

The Director of Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, said this on Thursday in Abuja while briefing newsmen on operations of the Armed Forces of Nigeria across the country.

Buba said the troops also recovered 211 assorted weapons and 6,288 assorted ammunition within the week.

He said the recovered items comprised 128 AK47 rifles, 26 dane guns, 1,301 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 3,260 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, 1,325 live cartridges, 140 rounds of 9mm ammunition among other items.

In the North East, he said the troops of Operation Hadin Kai neutralized 71 terrorists, arrested 143 suspects and rescued 58 kidnapped hostages during the week.

He added that the air component conducted air strikes on ISWAP/JAS terrorist hideouts and logistics hubs, including their food processing unit in Kolleram village, along Lake Chad.

According to him, in the North Central, the troops of Operations Safe Haven and Whirl Stroke neutralized 29 insurgents, arrested 53 violent extremists and rescued eight kidnapped hostages.

In the North West, he said the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji neutralized 62 terrorists, arrested 49 terrorists and rescued 36 kidnapped hostages.

He added that troops of Operation Whirl Punch arrested 14 criminals and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition as well as military accouterments.

While in the South-South, Buba said the troops of Operation Delta Safe had maintained momentum against activities of crude oil theft and recovered 792,660 litres of stolen crude oil and 117,070 litres of illegally refined AGO.

He added that troops discovered and destroyed 31 illegal refining sites with 99 dugout pits, 11 boats, 29 storage tanks, 192 cooking ovens and nine vehicles.

According to him, troops apprehended 27 suspected oil thieves and other violent extremists, recovering five weapons and 162 assorted ammunition.

In the South-East, the defence spokesman said the troops of Operation UDOKA neutralised nine terrorists, arrested 11 violent extremists, rescued 17 kidnapped hostages and recovered weapons.

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