According to the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), three of the top commanders of the terrorist group Islamic States of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Borno were killed on January 10 by the air component of Operation Hadin Kai.
In the weekly report on the armed forces’ operations, which was released on Friday in Abuja, Maj.-Gen. Edward Baba, Director of Defence Media Operations, provided the assurance.
According to Buba, the airstrikes targeted and destroyed the three leaders, identified as Abou Maimuna, Abou Zahra, and Commander Saleh, along with their lieutenants in a boat.
In additional operations throughout the course of the week, he claimed, troops neutralized 43 more terrorists, 76 of whom were captured, and they freed 27 hostages who had been kidnapped.
He continued by saying that among other things, the soldiers found 2,150 different types of ammunition, 81 different types of weaponry, and N1.2 million.
According to Buba, Operation Delta Safe forces in the South-South area arrested 29 individuals who were involved in oil theft and confiscated an estimated N131.1 million from the offenders over the course of the week.
According to him, the soldiers found and demolished sixteen illicit refining facilities, seven dugout pits, thirteen boats, twenty-three storage tanks, two barges, four vehicles, fifteen cooking furnaces, and two pump machines.
He claims that the military found 5,200 liters of DPK, 25,115 liters of illegally refined AGO, and 139,045 liters of stolen crude oil.
The armed forces will always be on the lookout for any threats and will apprehend terrorists and gang members nationwide.
In light of this, we will continuously assess our internal procedures to address these risks in the short and long terms.
“The military is committed to treating the situation seriously in order to make the community safer,” he stated.