After Troops’ Kinetic Operations, 410 D’Salam Members Surrender
No fewer than 410 members of the Darul Salam Terrorists group have surrendered to the troops of Operation Whirl Stroke and other security agencies deployed at Uttu in Toto Local Government Area (LGA) of Nasarawa State.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said both women and children are among those who surrendered on Tuesday.
This followed aggressive and intensive kinetic operations at identified bandits’ enclaves.
Maj. Gen. John Enenche, revealed in a statement on Thursday that, in continuation of aggressive clearance operations aimed at decisively riding the North-Central of armed banditry and other forms of criminality, troops of Operation Whirl Stroke have recorded a major success against the criminal elements.
Enenche, Coordinator of the Defence Media Operations (DMO), further said: “Relatedly, troops of Operation Whirl Stroke, while on a robust clearance patrol around Uttu, on 26 August 2020 stormed a Darul Salam terrorists bomb-making factory following actionable technical and human intelligence on the activities of the terrorists in the general area.”
He noted that in the course of the operation, troops recovered several Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making-materials at the location including two scales, six rocket launcher bombs, one bag of fertilizer, and half a bag of gun powder.
Others are 10 locally made hand grenades, one Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) bomb fuse, one locally made Rocket Launcher, two IED, and 13 Improvised rocket bombs, amongst others.
According to him, the camp was subsequently destroyed while troops are equally combing the surrounding forests for fleeing members of the sect.