1,755 Boko Haram Terrorists with families surrender to Troops
Defense Headquarters today announced that 1755 Boko Haram members, along with their wives and children have surrendered to the Nigerian troops.
It was announced by Major General, Bernard Onyeuko, Director, Defence Media Operations.
He mentioned this during the Defence Headquarters New Conference Room Bi-weekly press briefing on the operational activities of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other Security agencies from the various operational theatres in the six geopolitical zones of the country.
He said: “Troops in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force arrested Hussain Dungus, Ali Bulama Jidda and Mallam Ali Abuna terrorist logistics suppliers on 6 August 2022 at and Buni Yadi general area. Items recovered from the suspects include the sum of N1,793,700.00 only, a large quantity of assorted foodstuff, three handsets, two bicycles, and other sundries. Consequently, within the week under review, a total of 1,755 Boko Haram Terrorists members and their families comprising 280 adult males, 523 adult females, and 952 children surrendered to their own troops at a different location. All surrendered Boko Haram Terrorist members and their families were profiled and handed over to the relevant authority.”
He also stated that Troops of Operation HADIN KAI ambushed Boko Haram Terrorist/Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorist along Road Uzoro-Gadamayo in Adamawa State, during the encounter one terrorist was neutralised while others fled.
He explained that the troops further exploited the area and recovered one AK49 rifle, one AK47 rifle, four AK49 magazines, 250 rounds of 5.56mm, one bandolier, and a mobile phone.
“Also, between 27 July to 2nd August 2022, troops conducted fighting patrols, ambushes, clearance, and raid operations along Road Pulka-Shave axis, Gabachari, Doksa Village, and Buni Yadi town in Borno and Yobe State respectively,” said Onyeuko.
He further noted: “The air component of Operation HADIN KAI conducted air interdiction on the 3rd of August 2022 at Degbawa near Mandara Mountains in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State. The airstrike led to the neutralisation of a key Islamic State of West Africa Province Commander Alhaji Modu (aka Bem Bem) and his fighters. Information gathered from the locals revealed that 20 terrorists were confirmed dead in the strike at the location where the terrorists converged for a meeting before the strike. Accordingly, within the weeks in focus troops neutralized 29 terrorists, arrested 55, and rescued 52 civilians. Also, troops recovered 128 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, five bicycles, 12 AK47 rifles, four motorcycles, and five mobile phones. Accordingly, all surrendered, and items recovered have been handed over to the appropriate authorities for further action.”BEWARE All Rights Reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without prior express written permission from Juliana Francis