Troops Eliminate Over 50 Terrorists in The North

The Defence Headquarters says the military has eliminated more than 50 terrorists and rescued 50 victims in land and air offensives in North East and North West in the last two weeks.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami, made this known at a bi-weekly news briefing on the operations of the armed forces on Thursday in Abuja.

In the North East, Danmadami said the troops of Operation Hadin Kai neutralised 13 terrorists, apprehended 10 and rescued 41 victims in land operations across the theatre during the period.

He also said that more than 13 terrorists were eliminated in air bombardments at Belowa and Ngwuri Gana in Abadan and Bama Local Government Area of Borno on Nov. 4 and Nov. 5.

He said that feedback from the airstrikes revealed that key members of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Shura Council, Mallam Ali Kwaya and Mallam Bukar Mainoka were among those neutralised.

According to him, the airstrikes targeted two ISWAP terrorists vehicles observed to be conveying about 13 injured terrorists that survived the initial strike to another hideout.

Danmadami revealed that a total of 250 Boko Haram/ISWAP members and their families comprising of 43 adult males, 80 adult females and 121 children surrendered to the troops at different locations within the theatre.

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