The Defense Headquarters (DHQ) continues to record massive victories in the fight against terrorism, as Nigerian troops killed 45 Boko Haram /ISWAP terrorists in several operations from June 11 to 18, in a single week.
This was announced by the coordinator of defense media operations, major General John Enenche, at a press briefing on Thursday, June 18, at the defense headquarters in Abuja.
Eneche, speaking about military operations, said that soldiers during the counterattack of the city of Monguno rescued 33 people who were taken prisoner, and discovered a large cache of weapons, ammunition and equipment.
A spokesman for the Ministry of defense also noted that the Nigerian military has made progress in fighting armed bandits operating in the region. The unit conducted aggressive mine-clearing operations, during which dozens of bandits were neutralized.
They caught 3 suspects and released 6 kidnapped victims among other recovery efforts. Meanwhile, troops were able to make peace with the Olegeje community in the agatu local government area of Benue state after detaining a Militia leader known as Alhaji Audu on Sunday, June 14.
Alhaji Audu was suspected of involvement in several attacks in the community and has been wanted by security agencies for some time.
Meanwhile, It is reported that the Nigerian military has announced that 392 bandits have been killed since the beginning of operation Katsina.
This was reported by the coordinator of defense media operations on Thursday, June 4, at the defense headquarters in Abuja.
“In the North-Western and North-Central parts of the country, valiant troops successfully neutralized 392 bandits with the help of land and air attacks since the beginning of operation Katsina, which seriously worsened the situation of bandits and other criminal elements in both zones, “major General Enenche said.
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In other news, DHQ reported that the killing of 81 people in Borno was the rebels ‘ revenge for revealing their location to the Nigerian military.
A spokesman for the defense Ministry told the TV channel on Friday, June 12, that another murder of 40 people in Katsin was also committed by bandits, as residents of the area informed the military of the location of the attackers.
He said the fight against insecurity in the North faces challenges due to a lack of intelligence.