The troops of Nigerian Army attached to Operation HADIN KAI have neutralised some terrorists and recovered at least two gun trucks including 622 bags of fertilizer used for production of IEDs.
The terrorists were killed at various locations which include: Dar, Kumshe, Wulgo, Chabbol and Kijmatari villages all in Borno State as well as along Ngala-Wulgo and Nguru-Kano roads.
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Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, disclosed these to journalists in Abuja Sunday.
“In the course of the operations within the period, a total of 38 terrorist elements were neutralized, including the ISWAP’s new leader, Bako.
“Also, a total of 11 criminal elements including terrorists and their informants and their logistics suppliers were arrested in the course of these operations.
“Additionally, a total of 29 assorted weapons, 166 rounds of assorted ammunition, among other items were recovered. Others are; 2 gun trucks and 622 bags of fertilizer used for production of IEDs; while 5 kidnapped civilians were rescued.’’
He added that between 15 and 28 October 2021, a total of 1,199 terrorists and their families, comprising 114 adult males, 312 adult females and 773 children had surrendered to troops at different locations in the North East.