The Defence Headquarters says the military has killed several Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists and bandits and also arrested their collaborators in the Northwest and Northeast zones during an operation.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, said this while giving the weekly updates on military operations across the country on Thursday in Abuja.
Enenche said that between Sept. 2 and Sept. 9, troops had conducted several clearance operations and constant Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance missions as well as intensive air strikes.
He said that during the period under review, the military rescued seven kidnapped victims, recovered rustled cattle, smashed illegal arms syndicates and illegal armed miners.
According to him, the recently repentant 601 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists who graduated from Operation Safe Corridor are being received by their respective state governments and are in the process of being finally reintegrated to their home communities.
He therefore, called for cooperation from stakeholders to ensure that they did not slip back to terrorist activities.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria, in conjunction with all stakeholders of the Operation; including traditional, religious and community leaders as well as families of graduated clients, worked out the modalities to ensure this positive outcome,” he said.
He said that for the period under review, the country witnessed downward trend in the activities of armed bandits and criminal elements in the North West zone.
According to him, the gallant troops of Operation Hadarin Daji within the period carried out series of clearance operations, ambushes and other aggressive and confidence building patrols.
He assured the public of commitment of the military to achieve sustainable peace in the country.