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49 killed, 863 terrorists surrendered in 2weeks – DHQ

Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has said that 863 terrorists surrendered in the past two weeks.

This was revealed on Thursday by the Director Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, while giving an update on operations of the armed forces in Abuja.

he said that 37 terrorists, arrested 17 were neutralised by the troops of ”Operation Hadin Kai” and 21 assorted arms and 117 rounds of different calibres of ammunition recovered. 

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"Four gun trucks were also captured from the terrorists while 16 abducted civilians were rescued within the period," He said.

He also added “The surrendered terrorists have been properly profiled and handed over to appropriate authorities for necessary actions.

“The Air Component also scored devastating hits on terrorists’ stronghold at Arina Chiki village in the Lake Chad Basin in Borno State.

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“This resulted in the neutralisation of scores of the terrorist, while several others escaped with various degrees of injuries.”

Meanwhile, according to Onyeuko, troops of Operation Hadarin Daji eliminated 12 bandits and arrested 15 with 16 assorted arms and 136 rounds of different calibres of ammunition as well as 114 rustled livestock recovered.


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