The Defence Headquarters, has cautioned bandits and terrorists that their days are numbered as the military thwarted the criminals in several operations within the last one week.
The Defence Spokesman, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, said in a statement on Friday in Abuja that, “The military will continue to deny the terrorists, insurgents and violent extremists the ability to achieve their selfish objectives.
“The war is on and their days are numbered, unless they surrender,” he added.
He noted this during the operations, 67 terrorists were eliminated, 190 apprehended, while 47 kidnapped hostages were rescued.
The operations were conducted in the North West, North East and North Central zones and had substantially inflicted casualties on terrorists, insurgents and violent extremists.
Buba said 112 assorted weapons and 989 assorted ammunition were recovered by troops across areas of the operations.
The ammunition, he said, comprised one GT3, 42 AK47 and 11 locally fabricated rifles.
The defence spokesman added that seven pump action guns, one locally made double barrel, pistols, three dane guns and two locally made pistols were also recovered.
According to him, the ammunition recovered included 342 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 321 rounds of 7.62mm special, 190 rounds of 7.62x51mm NATO, 34 rounds of 9mm, 74 live cartridges, 166 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, empty shells and 27 magazines.
Buba added that 23 vehicles, 33 motorcycles, 31 mobile phones, five baofeng radios, four bicycles, cutlasses, axes, digital camera and the sum of N3.2 million were recovered.
Giving breakdown of the operation in the North East, Buba said troops of Operation Hadin Kai neutralized 42 terrorists, apprehended 15 and rescued 10 kidnapped hostages within the week.