Troops arrest one Modu in possession of 67 PVCs, neutralizes terrorists

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By Joy Odor

One Burama Modu in possession of 67 Permanent Voters Cards in Maiduguri has been arrested by the troops of Operation Hadin Kai in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force in the North East part of the country.

The suspect was arrested at custom Internally Displaced Persons Camp Shuwari town in Maiduguri Local Government Area of Borno State and is currently in troops custody for further interrogation.

The Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO), Major General Danmadami Musa disclosed this at the biweekly media briefing on update of operational activities of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies conducted in addressing the various security challenges across the Country between the period of 20 October – 3 November 2022.

The DMO informed that in the same camp, a known terrorist Lawan Yashin who attempted to escape upon sighting troops was neutralized and 19 others arrested while arms and ammunition were recovered.

The Director Defence Media Operations stressed that the air component of Operation HADIN KAI on 21 October 2022 conducted air interdiction mission on a terrorist convoy movement along Tunbum Aliyu, near Lake Chad, a terrorist location Southwest of Maiduguri. The strikes eliminated several terrorists as well as seven gun trucks and other materials.

“Troops in conjunction with Department of State Security personnel and Civilian Joint Task Force made contact with Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists in Buduwa and Banki villages in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State and neutralized 1 terrorist while other fled with gunshot injuries. Also, 1 terrorist surrendered to own troops and handover dangerous weapons.

“Similarly, based on credible intelligence of terrorist hibernating in enclaves in Abulum and Njibul near Sambisa forest, the air component struck the locations simultaneously and eliminated scores of terrorists while the injured ones were observed to be have scampered for safety.

“Troops conducted ambushes, clearance operations, fighting patrols and cordon and search operations at different locations in Bama,  Kukawa, Kaga, and Biu Local Government Areas in Borno State as well as Damaturu, Gujba and Geidam Local Government Areas in Yobe states.

“The troops arrested 27 suspected Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists, neutralized 19 and recovered 1 RPG bomb, 1 GPMG, 2 x 36 hand grenade, 6 AK47 rifles, 61 rounds of 7.62mm special, 36 refilled 7.62 mm special, 3 AK47 magazines and 3 magazine holders.

“Other items recovered from the terrorists are 6 motorcycles, 7 bicycles, 1 pumping machine, 6 grinding machines, 9 mobile phones, 6  x 25litres jerrican of PMS, bag of grains, motorcycle accessories, foodstuff, 1 baofeng radio and the sum of Ten Thousand Six Hundred and Sixty (N10,660.00) naira only as well as other sundry items”, he said.

General Danmadami also revealed that during the period under review, a total of 145 Boko Haram terrorists and their families comprising 30 adult males, 33 adult females and 82 children surrendered to troops at different locations within the North East theatre of operation.

The DMO affirmed that the military high command commendation to the troops efforts in the various theatres of operation across the nation and urged them to continue to provide prompt and creditable information on the activities of terrorists and other criminal elements, in their respective areas.

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