The Defence Headquarters on Thursday stated 13,243 terrorists and their households have up to now surrendered to troops within the North East.
The performing Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, disclosed this whereas giving an replace on army operations throughout the nation on Thursday in Abuja.
In response to Onyeuko, the surrendered terrorists comprise 3,243 males, 3,868 females and 6,234 youngsters.
Onyeuko stated the troops of Operation Hadin Kai had sustained aggressive posture with vigour within the North East, which had yielded vital ends in the final two weeks.
He stated the collection of land and air operations carried out in several areas throughout the North East theatre had diminished the operational capabilities of the insurgents with a number of of them being neutralised.
Onyeuko stated a number of others had been arrested alongside their informants and logistics suppliers, whereas extra terrorists had continued to put down their arms and give up to the troops with their households.
“A few of these feats had been recorded at Gwoza – Yamtake – Bita street, Gwoza – Farm Centre – Yamtake street, Mandara Mountain space in addition to Pulka and Hambagda cities, all in Borno State.
“Cumulatively, throughout the interval, a complete of 29 terrorists had been neutralised and 13 terrorists together with their informants/collaborators and logistics suppliers had been arrested in the midst of the operations.
“Moreover, a complete of 38 assorted weapons and 968 rounds of various ammunition in addition to 48 rustled livestock amongst a number of different gadgets had been recovered.
“To this point, a complete of 13,243 terrorists and their households comprising 3,243 males, 3,868 females and 6,234 youngsters, have surrendered to troops at totally different areas within the North East,” NAN quoted him as saying.
Onyeuko additional said that the Air Element of Operation Hadin Kai carried out air interdiction missions to foil Boko Haram terrorists/ISWAP legal parts’ assault on floor troops’ location at Aulari village in Bama space of Borno.
He stated that the encounter led to the destruction of three gun vans belonging to the terrorists and neutralised scores of their fighters whereas a number of others fled in disarray with various levels of accidents.
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