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Boko Haram: Military troops kill 41 terrorists, rescue 40 abducted sufferers

The Defence Headquarters has stated {that a} overall of 41 terrorists had been killed by way of army troops in more than a few operations around the North East and North West in a single week.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche disclosed this at a information convention on army operations throughout Nigeria.

Enenche stated that about 40 abducted sufferers had been rescued by way of the troops in each North East and North West, including that two infantrymen had been killed within the assaults.

He defined that during more than a few assaults, numerous palms and threatening guns had been recovered by way of the troops.

Consistent with him, between June 11 and 18, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole performed a number of clearance operations, together with a counter-attack on Boko Haram terrorists who tried to infiltrate Monguno the town on June 12.

“The counter-attack by way of our troops at Monguno resulted within the neutralisation of 41 terrorists and the restoration of a big cache of palms, ammunition and kit, in addition to the rescue of 33 captives, among others.

“The land and air parts of Operations Hadarin Daji, Katsina and Accord, performed a large Clearance Operations at a number of known bandits’ enclaves in a wooded area alongside the Katsina-Zamfara boundary house.

“Ratings of bandits had been killed all through that operation, with a number of others injured.

“Additionally, the troops additionally arrested 3 suspected bandits, together with one Ibrahim Isa clad in army camouflage whilst six abducted sufferers had been rescued, among different recoveries.

“The army troops additionally arrested one Alhaji Audu stated to be chargeable for a number of assaults in Benue State and the arrest of the suspect have introduced most peace to the encompassing communities.

“For the reason that starting of Operation Accord, a number of top profile terrorists’ and bandits’ leaders have surrendered whilst many others were neutralized and their apparatus captured by way of our gallant troops.

“Within the length underneath overview, the AFN has neutralized 52 criminals throughout all theatres with the destruction and restoration of guns,” he stated.

He additional defined that the military troops additionally found out and similarly destroyed five unlawful refineries, 14 floor steel garage tanks, nine coolers, and nine cooking ovens within the Niger Delta.

He stated that the troops additionally seized 2,640.five barrels of stolen crude oil, 80,000 litres of Automobile Fuel Oil and 43,000 litres of PMS.

The coordinator counseled the general public for his or her cooperation in offering credible data which had facilitated the successes of the operations.

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