Troops Kill 814 Terrorists, Arrest 1,903 In 3 Months



Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said its troops on internal operations across the country killed 814 terrorists and arrested 1,903 suspected terrorists in six months, adding that about 4,560 terrorists and their family members also surrendered to the troops.

The director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba, disclosed this at the third quarter update on military operations in Abuja yesterday.

He said 721 kidnapped hostages were also rescued from captivity by the troops during the period.

Maj-Gen Buba said the troops recovered 501 weapons, 3,577 livestock, 3,269 assorted kinds of ammunition and 674 other equipment.

He warned that the military will punish those taking sides with criminal elements.

“It is clear from our operations that the terrorists and their cohorts have sustained a significant number of casualties. It is certain that they will continue to sustain even more casualties, as we move forward. The illusion by these groups to embark on terrorism or…

Source: Leadership Newspaper