By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
2,783 terrorist have surrendered with their families to Nigerian Military in the north east.
This is as the troop killed 85 of the terrorists and recovered arms and ammunition.
Speaking yesterday while giving update on the Military Operations in the Country, Brigadier General, Benard Onyeuko
Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, said the successes were achieved between 2 and 30 September 2021.
He added that a total of 121 assorted weapons including SMG, HK21 guns, AK-47 and locally-made rifles with magazines, 3,372 rounds of 7.62mm NATO/Special ammunition, locally made pistols and smooth body grenades, RPG-7 bombs as well as 12,250 bags of fertilizers and 178 rustled livestock among several other items were recovered.
“Troops had several encounters with terrorists at different locations. In the course of the operations, significant results were recorded in different locations in the North East.
“These locations include; Mazga – Kamuya, Damboa Wass – Bitta – Balo – Gwoza and Damboa – Bulabulin – Maiduguri roads as well as at Bazza, Jigaiambu and Michika towns, in Borno State. Other locations are; Mairari, Rumirgo and Fuye villages; Gashua market, Takaskala axis, Damaturu – Maiduguri main supply routes, Mafa town as well as along Gulumba Gana – Dikwa road, all in Borno State.
“In addition, dozens of ISWAP/BHT terrorists and their collaborators were neutralized in coordinated air strikes executed by the Air Component of Operation HADIN KAI on 26 September 2021.
“This feat was achieved at Daban Masara, north of Lake Chad in Kukawa LGA of Borno State, from where the criminal elements launch attacks on own troops’ locations and innocent civilians in the area.”