The Defence Headquarters has mentioned that troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and its subsidiary Operation Tura Takaibango, have eradicated no fewer than sixty-four terrorists in numerous encounters within the North East within the final one week.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, made this recognized whereas addressing journalists on the operations of Nigeria’s Armed Forces between January 7 and 13, in Abuja on Thursday.
He reported that a number of different terrorists have been additionally killed in huge airstrikes by the Air Process Drive in addition to the destruction of 11 terrorists’ gun vans and different gear in the course of the interval.
Enenche added that the troops had on January 7, raided a Boko Haram terrorists’ enclave at Goniri and Gorgi in Gujba and Damaturu Native Authorities Areas of Yobe killing scores and recovered ten gun vans from the terrorists.
The Coordinator mentioned the newly inaugurated subsidiary Operation Tura Takaibango had on January 9, killed 28 terrorists at Gujba Native Authorities Space of Yobe.
He mentioned, “Equally on the identical day, troops had an encounter with some BHT/ISWAP terrorists at Gonan Kaji Village alongside Damaturu-Buni Yadi Highway in Yobe.
“Throughout this era, 30 terrorists have been killed whereas caches of arms and ammunition have been recovered.
“In the identical vein, on January 10, troops engaged with some terrorists at Kafa village in Damboa Native Authorities Space of Yobe killing six terrorists and recovering one-gun truck and a number of other weapons.”
Within the North West, Enenche defined that the army, in collaboration with different safety companies, continued to maintain the onslaught towards the bandits, kidnappers and cattle rustlers.
In keeping with him, troops of Operation Hadarin Daji had on January 9, neutralised no fewer than 50 bandits in Kuriya village of Kaura Namoda Native Authorities Space of Zamfara State following actionable intelligence.
Enenche additionally disclosed that the troops recovered 334 livestock from the bandits and returned the identical to the rightful house owners.
Boko Haram: Troops neutralise 64 terrorists