Military kills 28 terrorists, apprehends 113 others, rescues 82 hostages – DHQ


The Defence Headquarters said on Thursday that troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria had, in the last 14 days, killed 28 terrorists, apprehended 113, and rescued 82 victims in various operations across the country.

Maj Gen Edward Buba, the Director, Defence Media Operations, stated this while briefing newsmen on the operations of the military across the country in Abuja, NAN reports.

Buba disclosed that the apprehended suspects comprised 92 terrorists, six gunrunners, three kidnappers, six collaborators, and seven perpetrators of oil theft.

According to him, the troops also recovered 108 weapons and 564 rounds of ammunition, comprising 22 AK-47 rifles, a PKT gun, six pump-action guns, four Dane guns, a fabricated rifle, a Galil ace rifle, one RGP bomb, one RPG tube, and 44 hand grenades.

“Also recovered are 322 rounds of 7.62mm special, 63 rounds of 12.7mm ammo, 12 rounds of 5.6mm ammo, 33 AK47 magazines, one empty case of 7.62mm special, and three empty magazines. Other items include 14 motorcycles, 16 mobile phones, three Motorolla radios, one Boafeng radio, two motorcycle tyres, five torch lights, two solar panels, 104 livestock, and the sum of N2.8 million,” he stated.

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