Nigerian Troops Neutralise Over 120 Terrorists, Arrest 50 in Three Weeks

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Nigerian Troops have killed over 120 terrorists and arrested over 50 in the last three weeks in the Northern region of the country.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Director, Defence Media Operations Bernard Onyeuko.

Onyeuko, who said not less than 956 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists also surrendered with this period, revealed Notorious ISWAP Commander Mallam Ari, the Amirul Fiya in charge of Kirta Wulgo, and some foreign mercenaries fabricating Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) for terrorists were also killed during offensive onslaughts during this period.

The Director also stated that the gallant troops destroyed several ISWAP hideouts and recovered several pieces of ammunition.

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Nigerian Troops of 7th Division prepare to leave Maiduguri in a heavily armed convoy on the road to Damboa in Borno State northeast Nigeria on March 25, 2016. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP)

He said, “Cumulatively, the troops, within the period under review, neutralised 120 fighters, arrested 50 of the terrorists, captured five gun trucks, 50 assorted arms, and 200 rounds of different calibres of ammunition from the terrorists. Additionally, the troops rescued 25 abducted civilians.

“Similarly, a total of 965 terrorists and their families, and 550 children surrendered to troops deployed in a different location, including Gamboru, Tumbumma, Kukawa, Baga, Gwoza, Mallam Fotori, Damboa, Kirta Wulgo, Bun Yadi, Gujiba and Madiya, all in Borno and Yobe states.

“In a related development, airstrikes conducted on ISWAP enclaves at Abbaganaram, Bukar Mairam, Chukum Gudu and Jubilaram in the Marte Local Government Area neutralised scores of terrorists, including high profile commanders, while about 25 terrorists got drowned in the lake in an attempt to escape the bombardment.

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“It is noteworthy to state that out of the 965 terrorists that surrendered within the period under review, 104 are from the ISWAP camp at Marte.”


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