Troops approaching terrorists' hideouts in Borno
Troops approaching terrorists' hideouts in Borno

In Aggressive Operation, Military Troops kill 57 Terrorists, Free 10 Civilians

The troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI and Operation WHIRL PUNCH have achieved significant successes in combating terrorism and criminal activities across various states in Nigeria neutralize 57 terrorist across operations.

Major General Edward Buba, Director, Defence Media Operations, DMO disclosed this today during a biweekly Press briefing at defence headquarter, in Abuja.

He highlighted that Operation HADARIN DAJI reported successful offensive operations in several local government areas (LGAs) of Zamfara, Katsina, Kano, Kaduna, and Kebbi states.

“Troops conducted counter-kidnapping operations, responded to terrorist activities, and arrested suspects. Notably, on March 29th and 30th, troops engaged terrorists in Tsafe LGA of Zamfara State, resulting in the neutralization of 11 terrorists and the recovery of weapons including locally fabricated guns and motorcycles.

“In separate operations between March 28th and April 2nd, troops in Katsina State engaged terrorists in Kurfi, Mulumfashi, Kankara, and Faskari LGAs, neutralizing 36 terrorists and recovering an arsenal of weapons, including AK47 rifles, dane guns, and ammunition”, Buba added.

Furthermore, troops conducted successful counter-kidnapping operations in Zurmi LGA of Zamfara State and Takai LGA of Kano State, rescuing 10 kidnapped hostages and arresting two suspected terrorists.

Operation WHIRL PUNCH also reported significant achievements, particularly in Giwa and Kajuru LGAs of Kaduna State. Troops engaged terrorists in separate operations, neutralizing 15 terrorists and recovering weapons such as AK47 rifles, fabricated guns, and ammunition.

“Overall, the operations led to the neutralization of terrorists, recovery of weapons, and arrest of suspects involved in various criminal activities.

“The efforts of the troops in both operations demonstrate their commitment to ensuring peace and security in affected areas”, he concluded.