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Recycling Terrorists: Over 5,890 Terrorists Surrendered -DHQ

Recycling Terrorists: Over 5,890 Terrorists Surrendered -DHQ SEPTEMBER 03 , 2021 | EASTERN PILOT Report By: Solomon Odeniyi | The Director ...

Recycling Terrorists: Over 5,890 Terrorists Surrendered -DHQ


Report By: Solomon Odeniyi |

The Director Defence Media Operations, Bernard Onyeuko on Thursday said over 5,890 suspected terrorists have surrendered to troops in the North East in the past weeks.
Out of the figure, he said 900 surrendered on Wednesday. He added that a total of 565 suspected terrorists who have profiled were have been handed over to the Borno state government. Onyeuko disclosed this while giving an update on the operations of the military between  August 12 and September 2 in Abuja.

“A cumulative total of 52 assorted arms and 1,977 rounds of 7.62mm assorted calibre ammunition including AK-47 and FN rifles with magazines, hand grenades, commando mortar guns, locally fabricated rifles, Dushka anti-aircraft guns, Dane guns and Nigerian Police rifles among other items were recovered from surrendered terrorists and operations within the period. “ He also said a total of 7 terrorists collaborators/informants and logistics suppliers were arrested and handed over to appropriate prosecuting agencies for necessary actions.

Onyeuko also said in the North west, troops of operation Hadarin Daji sustained their operations against the bandits’, kidnappers and other criminal elements in the zone. He said  troops within the period arrested criminal informants/collaborators whose activities have been causing setbacks for  troops’ operations in the zone. Onyeuko noted that a total of 15 armed bandits and 2 armed robbers were neutralized, 13 bandits informants arrested, 15 motorcycles,  2 AK 47 rifles were recovered. Onyeuko added that 33 kidnap victims were rescued, 66 criminal elements arrested and some vandalized railway tracks were recovered within the period.
 He said,

“The operations that led to the significant results were carried out at Gidan Zuma village under Kwatarkwashi District and Bakinwa in Gusau LGA; Matuzgi and Gora Namaye village in Maradun LGA of Zamfara State; and along Gurbi – Shimfida Road in Jibia LGA of Katsina State. Other locations where significant results were recorded include; Magam village in Tangaza LGA of Sokoto State, Faskari Town and Batsari/Ruma general area in Batsari LGA and Jibia Town in Jibia LGA of Katsina State. “

He, however said, the Armed Forces’ operations had yielded significant results notwithstanding some negative incidents of the past week.
According to him,  this was evident in the reduction of the spate of incidents recorded; the massive surrendering of terrorists in the North East as well as reduction in IPOB/ESN activities in the South East and economic sabotage in the South-South and South West zones of the Country.


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