In recent military operations, Nigerian troops have successfully eliminated 151 terrorists, with 456 others apprehended across the country, according to the Director of Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba. He provided updates on these operations during a press briefing in Abuja.
The Nigerian Armed Forces have been on the offensive against criminal elements in the past two weeks, resulting in significant successes. Among the notable achievements, troops from Operation Hadin Kai killed 44 terrorists, arrested 21, and rescued four kidnapped hostages during this period. The military recovered a cache of weapons, including 17 AK47 rifles, three locally fabricated rifles, three locally-made guns, one Beretta pistol, three Dane guns, and 116 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition. Additionally, they seized five rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 13 rounds of 9mm ammunition, and other related items.
The operations also extended to North Central Nigeria, where troops from Operation Safe Haven killed 16 terrorists, arrested 16 others, and rescued one kidnapped hostage. The recovered weaponry included 12 AK47 rifles, two pistols, five locally fabricated rifles, six Dane guns, 32 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, and more.
In North West Nigeria, troops from Operations Hadarin Daji and Whirl Punch achieved significant results, killing 35 terrorists, arresting eight others, and rescuing 17 kidnapped hostages. The air components of various operations continued to engage terrorists from their hideouts through a series of airstrikes.
These recent encounters highlight the Nigerian military’s commitment to combatting insurgency and criminal elements, as well as its efforts to ensure the safety and security of the nation’s citizens.