Military troops of Operation Hadin Kai, have killed over 90 Boko Haram and Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in North East.
The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, stated this on Thursday in Abuja, while giving an update on military operations from Nov. 11 to Nov. 25.
Brig. Gen. Onyeuko added that an unconfirmed number of terrorists were eliminated in offensive air strikes by the Air Component on Nov. 12 in Baga near the Lake Chad.
He said the troops on Nov. 13 repelled terrorists’ attack on troops at Askira-Uba in Borno, leading to killing of over 50 terrorists and destruction of several combat equipment, such as gun trucks and other weapons in a coordinated ground and air attacks.
According to him, their fighting vehicles as well as large caches of arms and ammunition were recovered during the encounter while the some of the gallant officers and soldiers paid the supreme price.
The Defense spokesman, further disclosed that troops in Baga town arrested a notorious terrorist -Mr Haladu Saleh who has been on the wanted list since 2018.
He said that the troops also intercepted and impounded terrorists’ logistics supplies along Bukarti Yusufari Road and Maima Hari Checkpoint on Biu Damboa Road.
According to him, the troops raided an enclave in Karawar village and recovered arms and ammunition as well as assorted drugs and arrested two drug peddlers -Mr Ezekiel Karson and Galadima Bako with large quantities of cannabis sativa.