DHQ Says Troops Eliminated 192 Terrorists, Captured 341 In 1 Week

It further stated that 122 ISWAP/JAS terrorists had surrendered alongside their families.

The Defence Headquarters reports that soldiers have killed 192 terrorists, apprehended 341 others, and rescued 62 hostages in the last week. It further stated that 122 ISWAP/JAS terrorists had surrendered alongside their families.

The Defence HQ spokesman Edward Buba said this at a news briefing on operations of the Armed Forces of Nigeria across the country on Thursday in Abuja. Mr Buba stated that the military recovered 211 weapons and 6,288 rounds of ammunition over the week. He stated that the recovered items included 128 AK47 rifles, 26 Dane guns, 1,301 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 3,260 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 1,325 live cartridges, and 140 rounds of 9mm ammunition, among others.

In the northeast, Buba said that Operation Hadin Kai forces killed 71 terrorists, detained 143 suspects, and released 58 abducted hostages this week.

He confirmed that the air component carried out airstrikes against ISWAP/JAS terrorist hideouts and logistics hubs, including their food processing factory in Kolleram village on Lake Chad.

In the North-Central, Mr Buba stated that forces from Operations Safe Haven and Whirl Stroke killed 29 terrorists, captured 53 violent extremists, and rescued eight abducted hostages.

In the North-West, he said that Operation Hadarin Daji forces killed 62 terrorists, captured 49, and released 36 abducted hostages. He added that troops of Operation Whirl Punch arrested 14 criminals and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition as well as military accoutrements.

According to him, additional things discovered include 620 packets of suspected marijuana, 10 Yoruba Nation flags, eight mobile phones, and four handheld radios, among others.

In the South-South, Mr Buba stated that Operation Delta Safe troops had continued their pace against crude oil theft, recovering 792,660 litres of stolen crude oil and 117,070 litres of illegally processed AGO.

According to the defence spokesman, Operation UDOKA troops in South-East killed nine terrorists, arrested 11 violent extremists, and rescued 17 kidnapped hostages.

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