The Defence Headquarters says troops of the armed forces have eliminated 53 terrorists and other criminals in various operations in Northeast, North-Central and Northwest in the last two weeks.
The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami, said this on Thursday in Abuja at the bi-weekly news conference on the operations of the armed forces. Danmadami said the troops also apprehended no fewer than 59 terrorists and kidnappers, as well as their collaborators, while 118 abducted victims across the theatres of the operation were rescued within the period.
In the North East, he said troops of Operation Hadin Kai had sustained an offensive operation against Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists. 43 abducted civilians in different operations within the period. He said that the troops recovered 10 AK47 rifles, nine AK47 magazines, 14 dane guns, 28 rounds of 7.62mm special, six motorcycles, radios and 76 rustled cattle.
According to him, all recovered items, arrested suspects and rescued civilians were handed over to relevant authorities for further action. He added that the air component of Operation HADARIN DAJI conducted several air interdiction operations at identified terrorist enclave at Mai Solar in the Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara, killing several terrorists in the airstrike.
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