Read about the huge number of terrorists who surrendered to Nigerian soldiers in northeast

  • Troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria have continued their successful onslaughts against terrorists in the country
  • As the operations continue, over 1,300 terrorists have surrendered to the military due to superior firepower
  • The military high command commended its troops and Nigerians for the successes recorded so far

DHQ – The Nigerian military says 1,332 terrorists have surrendered to troops of the Joint Task Force, Operation Hadin Kai, in the northeast.

The Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Musa Danmadami, disclosed this during a press briefing attended by a reporter at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, on Thursday, March 9.

Maj-Gen Danmadami assured Nigerians that the military will continue doing its best to defend the territorial integrity of the country.
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General Danmadami said that the surrendered terrorists and their family members, comprising 222 adult males, 411 adult females and 699 children surrendered to troops at different locations within the theatre of operations.

He noted that all recovered items, rescued civilians, and apprehended suspects had been handed over to the appropriate authority for further action. At the same time, surrendered terrorists and their families were being profiled for other action.

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He further stated that the air component of the operation conducted several air interdictions against terrorist enclaves and logistics in support of ground operations.

His words:

“Series of air interdiction operations was carried out at these identified locations. Feedback revealed that the airstrike dealt with terrorists, as several terrorists were neutralized with their logistics destroyed.”

Present at the briefing were the Acting Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Tukur Gusau, Nigerian Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Ayodele Famuyiwa and other spokespersons of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

The military high command also commended the unrelenting efforts of troops and other security agencies in the various theatres of operations nationwide.

Citizens were also appreciated for the support given to the Armed Forces and other security agencies in conducting various operations nationwide.

Brig-Gen Danmadami also urged citizens to continue to provide prompt and credible information on the activities of terrorists and other criminal elements in their respective areas to the military.

Over 50 terrorists killed by Nigerian troops in new year raid

Major-General Danmadami revealed that Nigerian troops eliminated more than 50 terrorists in various operations in the northeast and northwest operation theatres around the festive period.

Danmadami said the troops of Operation Hadin Kai had, between December 30, 2022, and Thursday, January 12, eliminated no fewer than 25 Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa State Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the northeast.

He said the troops also apprehended 18 terrorists and 21 logistics suppliers, two foreign informants and five kidnappers across the theatre.

Military troops kill 103 Boko Haram members in northeast

Recall that in December 2022; the Nigerian military successfully killed 103 Boko Haram/ISWAP members in northeastern Nigeria between December 1 and December 22.

The operation also successfully help rescued 30 abducted civilians while 280 terrorists and their families comprising 29 males, 73 females, and 148 children, surrendered to the military across the theatre of operation.

The troops recovered 20 AK47 rifles, two G3 rifles, five FN rifles, two QJC guns, one-gun truck, 2,411 rounds of 7.62mm special, 143 belted rounds of 7.62mm NATO, one Barretta pistol, 26 AK47 magazines, four bandoliers, four 36 hand grenades, among others.


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