510 Terrorists Surrendered, 40 Killed – Army Reveals

The military high command has said troops of Operation Hadin Kai killed a total of 40 terrorists and arrested 25 in the last two weeks.

The command also said no fewer than 131 kidnapped Nigerians were rescued within the period under review.

The Director, Defence Media Operation, Musa Danmadami, disclosed these while briefing select journalists in Abuja on Thursday.

Danmadami added that 510 terrorists surrendered to the troops.
He said, “Cumulatively, within the weeks in focus, troops neutralized 40 terrorists, arrested 25 terrorists as well as 8 terrorist logistics suppliers. Troops also rescued 131 abducted civilians while a total of 510 Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists and members of their families, comprising 54 adult males, 164 adult females, and 292 children surrendered to troops at different locations within the theatre of operations.

Danmadami added that 16 AK47 rifles, 15 Dane guns, 6 QJC 88 AA guns, 1 QJC 88 barrel, 1 SMG, 2 DSHKAA guns, 2 NSVT AA guns, 1 GMPG, 1 pump action gun, 2 locally made double barrel gun, 1 local made short gun, 51 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition, 26 rounds of 12.7 x 108mm among others were recovered by the troops during the operations conducted in the North East in the last two weeks.

He said all recovered items and apprehended suspects have been handed over to the relevant authority for further action, adding that the rescued terrorists escapees and members of their families were profiled and given medical attention, while the surrendered terrorists and members of their families are also been profile for further action.

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