Nigerian armed forces kill 151 terrorists, apprehend 456, says Defence Headquarters

The troops of Armed Forces of Nigeria, have confirmed that in the last two weeks eliminated a total of 151 terrorists have been eliminated and apprehended 456 others in different operations across the country.

Penpushing reports that the Director, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters Major-General Edward Buba, made this known while giving update of military operations across the country on Thursday in Abuja.

The Major-General added that the troops of Operation Hadin Kai killed 44 terrorists, arrested 21 and rescued four kidnapped hostages during the period, stressing that the troops recovered 17 AK47 rifles, three locally fabricated rifles, three locally made guns, one berretta pistol, three Dane guns and 116 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo.

Penpushing further reports that the Defence Headquarters in similar vein recovered five rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 13 rounds of 9mm ammo, 20 rounds of 7.62 mm x 54 ammo, 42 empty and cases of 7.62 mm x 54 ammo.

The  others recovered items from the bandits include 12 magazines, 50 jerry cans of PMS, three vehicles, five mobile phones, six motorcycles, three cutlasses and the sum of N3.18 million, while the the troops arrested some suspected terrorists’ collaborators in Jere and Biu in Borno State, as well as Gujba Local Government Area in Yobe State.

Penpushing also reports that the Director of operations said that troops equally ambushed and raided suspected terrorists’ hideouts in Konduga and Gwoza Local Government Areas of Borno, adding  that the offensives resulted in elimination of terrorists and recovery of arms and ammunitions.

The Major General added that in the North-Central the troops of Operation Safe Haven killed 16 terrorists, arrested 16 and rescued one kidnapped hostage within the period, emphasisng that they also recovered 12 AK47 rifles, two pistols, five locally fabricated rifles, six dane guns, 32 rounds of 7.62mm special, 15 magazines and three motorcycles.

Penpushing reports that Buba explained that under Operation Whirl Stroke, the troops killed 15 terrorists, arrested six and rescued one kidnapped hostage as well as recovery of arms and ammunition, while in the North-West, the troops of Operations Hadarin Daji and Whirl Punch, killed 35 terrorists, arrested eight and rescued 17 kidnapped hostages within the period.

The military boss also added that as at the time of filing this report the air components of the various operations had continued to annihilate the terrorists from their various hideouts with series of air interactions.

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