Troops arrest 71 terrorists in Borno displaced persons camp

At least 71 were arrested while hiding inside the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Bama, Borno state.

The terrorists include: two female logistics service providers, Ms. Aisha Umar, 19, and Ms. Kaltumi Bakura, 20.

Thirty-one of the insurgents were also neutralized within the time under review, Defense headquarters said.

Acting Director of Defense Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, revealed that during the reporting period, Operation Hadin Kai troops conducted a series of ground and air operations in the Northeast Theater that yielded results. commendable.

He said: “Sustained synergy in operational ground and air efforts has continued to degrade the operational capabilities of the terrorist elements, limiting their freedom of action and pushing scores of them to surrender.

“Some of these operations were carried out in various locations in the Borno and Yobe States, including; The villages of Rann, Dalayazara, Gwange Kura, Bam Buratai, Makintakuri and Muduvi and the roads Mars – Dikwa and Buni Yadi – Jauro Bashir.

“During these 2-week operations, 31 terrorists were neutralized and 71 of them arrested, including two female logistic service providers, Ms. Aisha Umar, 19 with a child of (2) and 20-year-old Ms. Kaltumi Bakura, all residents of Bama’s IDP Camp.

“Also recover a total of 122 assorted weapons. Additionally, a total of 97 kidnapped civilians were rescued, while a total of 1,186 BHT elements and their families comprising 226 adult males, 406 adult females and 555 children surrendered to their troops in several in Borno State.

“All the objects recovered were appropriately handed over and the rescued victims reunited with their families, while the terrorists arrested and handed over were profiled and handed over to the competent authorities for further action.”

Regarding Operation Hadarin Daji, he said, “Operation HADARIN DAJI troops carried out extensive ground and air operations throughout the theater during the reporting period. These operations were conducted in several locations, including; Maidabino Town in Danmusa LGA as well as Gidan Diya village and Faskari town in Faskari LGA of Katsina State. Other positions were; Strada Gusau – Magami a Maru LGA; Dauran village in Zurmi LGA and Munhaya forest, all in the state of Zamfara and Zodi Hills along the Zuru road in the state of Kebbi.

“Cumulatively, a total of 16 criminal elements were arrested; 13 armed bandits were neutralized and 6 kidnapped civilians were rescued; while 12 assorted weapons and 77 7.62mm rounds of ammunition were recovered within the 2-week period ”.

“In the course of these operations, troops discovered and deactivated illegal oil refining / bunkering sites. These companies have been registered in LGA Brass, Yenagoa, Nembe and Southern Ijaw in the state of Bayelsa; while in the Delta State, some significant results were recorded in the Sapele, Warri South and Warri South West LGAs. Relative results were also recorded in Rivers State’s Ahoada, Onne, Elele, Isiokpo, Emoha, Port Harcourt, Isong Enwang, Akwa Ibom State, Bonny and Ikwere LGA.

Cumulatively, troops discovered and immobilized a total of 20 illegal refining sites, 62 furnaces, 12 pots / boilers, 8 cooling systems, 19 tanks, 18 large pirogue and 88 storage tanks. In addition, eight criminal elements, including two impostors, were arrested and seven weapons and 3 ammunition, among other things, were recovered during operations in the Zone.

“In addition, the troops rescued 13 civilians kidnapped during the period. As a result, a total of one million two hundred and three thousand two hundred and fifty liters (1,252,250 liters) of illegally refined AGO and one million one hundred and thirty eight thousand three hundred and forty liters (1,140,340 liters) of stolen crude water were recovered in the course of the operations. In addition, the troops neutralized three armed robbers and rescued two kidnapped civilians; while in the period five criminal elements associated with vandalism in oil pipelines, piracy, illegal oil bunkering and armed robbery were arrested ”.

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