Military takes down more than 100 bandits, terrorists countrywide

The Armed Forces of Nigeria have neutralised over 100 bandits in the country’s North-East, North-West, and North-Central Zones while rescuing several kidnapped victims.

Acting Director Defence Media Operations Brig-Gen Bernard Onyeuko stated that during the operation in the South-South zone of the country, his men discovered and immobilised a total of 27 illegal refining sites, 57 ovens, 17 cooking pots/boilers, 2 cooling systems, 37 reservoirs, 9 large dugout pits and 27 storage tanks, drums filled with illegally refined oil products.

“Troops of Operation Hadin Kai sustained the aggressive posture with zest in the North East with series of land and air operations in different locations, degraded the enemy’s operational capabilities of insurgents which contributed to more terrorists surrendering with their families,” Onyeuko said.

A total of 38 terrorist elements were neutralised during the operations, including ISWAP’s new leader, Bako.

“Also, a total of 11 criminal elements including terrorists and their informants and their logistics suppliers were arrested in the course of these operations. Additionally, a total of 29 assorted weapons, 166 rounds of assorted ammunition, among other items were recovered.”

The brigadier general also gave more details on the result of the North-East operation against BHT/ISWAP terrorists.

“Furthermore, between 15 and 28 October 2021, a total of 1,199 terrorists and their families, comprising 114 adult males, 312 adult females and 773 children, surrendered to own troops at different locations in the North-East,” Onyeuko added.

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