556 surrendered, 3 Chibok girls rescued
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Thursday said troops of operation Hadin Kai in the North-east and Operation Hadarin Daji in the North-west have killed 293 terrorists in the last two weeks.
The military high command also said troops arrested a Boko Haram informant named Mamuda Usman (aka Bado) in Asokoro, the Federal Capital Territory.
Director Defence Media Operations (DMO) Maj.-Gen Musa Danmadami who stated this while briefing journalists on the successes of military operations from August 25 to September 8 2022, said Usman ran errands for a suspected high profiled Boko Haram terrorist commander in Kaduna.
He said: “Troops of Operation HADIN KAI conducted operational activities at the fringes of various villages and communities in Kukawa, Dikwa, Bama, Kaga, Monguno, Guzamala, Konduga, Gwoza and Mafa Local Government Areas all in Borno state as well as Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe state. During the operations troops neutralized 52 suspected terrorists and arrested 14.
“In a related development, on 3 September 2022, the land and air component of Operation HADIN KAI in a coordinated attack on identified terrorist enclaves at Gabchari in Bama Local Government Area of Borno state dealt a deadly blow on the terrorists, as their enclaves were bombarded. The air strike resulted in the neutralization of a large number of the insurgents, while the land component mopped up the fleeing terrorists. Feedback from various sources, revealed that over 200 terrorists were neutralized, including 5 high profiled Commanders.”
According to the military spokesperson, troops also rescued 3 abducted Chibok girls named Jinkai Yama, Falmata Lawal and Asabe Ali who were on serial 3, 20 and 24 of the abducted Chibok girls list.
He said they were rescued at different locations with their children and 19 other abductees.