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Troops eliminate 35 terrorists, apprehend others

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Troops eliminate 35 terrorists, apprehend others

The Defence Headquarters says troops of the armed forces have in the last three weeks eliminated 35 terrorists and apprehended others in various operations in the North-West.

Brig-Gen. Abdullahi Ibrahim, who spoke on behalf of the Director, Defence Media Operations said this on Thursday in Abuja at the bi-weekly news conference on the operations of the armed forces.

He said troops of Operation HADIN KAI and other operations in the North East, eliminated 35 terrorists and apprehended 15 suspects.

Ibrahim said the troops in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force conducted ambush operation at Mandara mountain in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno and neutralised a notorious terrorist commander.

He said the offensive operations against the terrorists in various theatre of operations, also led to the surrender of 967 terrorists comprising of 82 adult males, 354 adult females and 531 children.

“In a related development, the air component of Operation HADIN KAI conducted air interdiction operation in some parts of Borno and observed active activities of terrorists.

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“The locations were therefore, bombarded with feedback information showing that several terrorists were neutralised with their structure destroyed in the air strike,” he said.

Ibrahim also said troops of Operations SAFE HAVEN and WHIRL STROKE in the North Central had remained vigilant and resilient in their onslaught against terrorists and other criminals in the zone.

He said that the troops had within the weeks in review, neutralised seven terrorists and arrested 44 suspected criminals in the zone.

According to him, arms and ammunition of various calibre were recovered during the various operations in the zone.

Troops eliminate 35 terrorists, apprehend others

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