Troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) have eliminated 103 Boko Haram/Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) insurgents in the past three weeks in the North East.
The Director of Defense Media Operations, Major General Musa Danmadami, stated this while reviewing the progress of military operations in Abuja on Thursday.
He said troops have also apprehended 22 terrorists in theater including four commanders and 18 collaborators.
He informed that the troops rescued 30 kidnapped civilians during the theater of operations from 280 terrorists and their families consisting of 29 males, 73 females and 148 children.
According to him, OPHK’s ground and air components remained dominant in the general area as they were conducting operational activities in towns, villages and mountains.
“In the thousands, weeks of focus, the troops received 20 AK47 rifles, two G3 rifles, five FN rifles, two QJC pistols, one gun truck, 2,411 7.62mm special rounds, 143 7.62mm pistol belts, NATO, a barreta 26 AK47 magazines, four bandoliers, four 36 hand grenades, among others.
“Other items recovered are 33 motorbikes, 33 bicycles, medical supplies, 50 percent male and female parts, grain bags, groundnut oil containers, detergent cartons, the sum of N291,060 and various other items.
“All recovered items, rescued civilians and arrested terrorists have been handed over to the appropriate authority for further action while the surrendered Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists and their family members are being profiled for further action,” he said.
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