Nigerian Military targeting terrorists’ command chains for elimination, 50 killed, 122 others arrested – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters says the military has continued to target the leadership and chains of command of the terrorists, insurgents and extremist groups undermining the security of the country.
This is contained in a statement by the Director Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, on Friday in Abuja.
Mr Buba said the ongoing counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations across the country were yielding encouraging results.
He said the operations of the last one week had resulted in eliminating no fewer than 50 terrorists and arrest of 122 of them in different operations across the country.
According to him, the troops also arrested 49 perpetrators of oil theft and rescued 182 kidnapped hostages.
He added that the troops recovered 66 assorted weapons and 11,474 assorted ammunition, comprising one conqueror APC, one GPMG, one NSVT gun, one GT3 rifle, 25 AK47 rifles, four pump action gun and two locally made AK47 rifles.
In the North East, Buba said the troops of Operation Hadin Kai neutralised 33 terrorists, apprehended 13 and rescued 132 kidnapped hostages as well as recover cache of arms within the week.
In the North Central, he said the troops of Operation Safe Haven neutralised 20 terrorists , apprehended 34 and rescued 10 kidnapped hostages with recovery if a different calibre and arms and ammunition.
Mr Buba said the troops of Operation Whirl Stroke neutralised a terrorists, arrested nine terrorists and rescued 8 kidnapped hostages during the week.
In the North West, the defence spokesman said the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji neutralised 20 terrorists, arrested 48 terrorists and rescued 56 kidnapped hostages as well as recovery of several weapons.
According to him, the air component, on Nov. 11, acquired and subsequently conducted air interdiction on enclave of a terrorist leader identified as ‘Damina’ in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara.

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