- Operations Hadin Kai, Hadarin Daji, Safe Haven and Whirl Stroke have made significant progress in the past two weeks
- Troops in the various theaters have caused irreparable damage to terrorists and bandits and wreaked havoc in various communities / li>
FCT, Abuja – More than 900 Boko Haram fighters have defended themselves surrendered to the Nigerian military, as troops also killed 90 terrorists in the last two weeks.
Brigadier-General Onyeuko, who gave an update on the military exercises in Operations Hadarin Daji, Safe Haven and Whirl Stroke said the armed forces had adopted the kinetic and non-kinetic approach to dealing with security challenges in the country.
OPERATION HADIN KAI
He said Operation HADIN KAI troops had extensive land and air operations during the reporting period carried out on the entire theater of war.
It is noteworthy that the air force of Operation HADIN KAI on Friday, November 12, terrorist elements from Boko Haram / ISWAP during offensive air strikes in Baga near Lake Chad.
This came on the heels of credible intelligence and after careful aerial surveillance revealed the gathering of some key terrorist members and fighters aboard several boats As a result, the theater of war commander dispatched a powerhouse of NAF platforms to hit the location in successive rounds, neutralizing many of its key members and fighters Insurgents led.
Similarly, on Saturday, November 13th, our own troops fought off terrorist attacks in coordinated ground and air strikes on troops in Askira Uba in the state of Borno.
During the counter-offensive, over 50 of the terrorists were neutralized and several of their combat equipment, including gun cars and other weapons, was destroyed.
Their combat vehicles and large arms and ammunition stores were also recovered during the encounter. However, some of our brave officers and soldiers paid the highest price.
OPERATION HADARIN DAJI
During the period under review, troops led a number of land and air operations various locations within the area of responsibility of Operation HADARIN DAJI.
These operations were carried out on; The villages of Runka and Nasarawa in Safana LGA and Kaiga Mallammai, all in Katsina state, where armed bandits and logistic suppliers are; Alhaji Lawal Auwalu, Ibrahim Tayo and Alhaji Dahiru Abubakar were arrested.
Another location was the city of Batsari in the LGA Batsari, where troops repelled the attack by armed bandits on the location. on which the superior firepower of the troops forced the armed elements with gunshot wounds to flee.
Within the period under consideration, several air strikes were carried out on bandit enclaves, which inflicted heavy losses on the bandits.
Troops have stepped up air patrols throughout the theater to deny bandits and other criminal elements freedom of action in the zone.
SAFE OPERATION PORT
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Troops carried out various land and air operations in their area of responsibility at various locations. Some of these operations were conducted in villages and towns under Bassa, Bokkos, Jos South, Mangu, Riyom, Barki Ladi, Shendam and Jos North LGAs of Plateau State.
Other locations were located in villages and towns in the LGAs Jama’a, Kaura and Zangon Kataf in the state of Kaduna. In the course of these operations, troops amicably resolved conflicts between farmers and shepherds and prevented a bloody clash between two families over land disputes.
Troops also rescued some kidnapped civilians and arrested criminal elements; One of them is Mr. John Paul, who sells weapons and who owns a mini-factory that produces weapons and ammunition.
OPERATION WHIRL STROKE
Operation WHIRL STROKE maintained the operational pace of both its kinetic and non-kinetic operations in the north central zone, which produced significant results -Operations carried out by troops at different locations in the operational area.
During this period, a total of 10 AK-47 rifles and 45 rounds of ammunition were recovered. In addition, a total of 7 armed bandits were arrested, 5 kidnapped civilians were rescued and 7 armed bandits were killed.
The military also stated that the activities of IPOB elements in the southeast have been drastic recently .
Brigadier General Onyeuko said the troops responded to emergency calls and recently carried out raid operations on some IPOB enclaves.
At the beginning of this month the Nigerian military arrested two logistics suppliers of Boko Haram terrorists in the state of Borno.
The female logistics suppliers were Ms. Aisha Umar 19 years old with one child ( 2 years) and Ms. Kaltumi Bakura 20 years.
The military stated that they were residents of an Internal Displaced Persons camp in the Bama area of the state.