Troops Rescue Three Chibok School Girls With Their Children, Eliminate Over 250 Terrorists Including 5 High-profiled Boko Haram Commanders In North-East


Troops of Operation Hadin Kai have rescued three more abducted Chibok girls with their children and 19 others while over 200 terrorists were neutralised, including five high-profile Boko Haram/Islamic of West Africa Province (ISWAP) commanders in the North East in the last two weeks. 

 

Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Musa Danmadami, stated this on Thursday, September 8, 2022, in Abuja at the bi-weekly press briefing on the operational activities of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies from the various operational theatres across the six geopolitical zones of the country.


Danmadami said the success was recorded in a series of land and air interdictions at the fringes of various villages and communities in Borno and Yobe States.

 

He said the troops in one of the operations neutralised 52 terrorists, arrested 14 others and rescued three of the abducted Chibok girls named Jinkai Yama, Falmata Lawal and Asabe Ali.

 

According to him, they were rescued at different locations with their children and 19 other abductees. 

 

He said that a total of 556 suspected BH/ISWAP terrorists and their families, comprising 115 adult males, 189 females and 252 children, surrendered to their own troops at different locations during the period under review. 

 

"Troops of Operation HADIN KAI conducted operational activities at the fringes of various villages and communities in Kukawa, Dikwa, Bama, Kaga, Monguno, Guzamala, Konduga, Gwoza and Mafa Local Government Areas all in Borno State as well as Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State," he stated.

 

"During the operations troops neutralized 52 suspected Boko Haram Terrorists/Islamic State of West Africa Province fighters and arrested 14 terrorists. Troops also, recovered 2 unexploded grenade, 12 AK47 rifles, 3 FN rifles, 5 AK47 magazine, 1 automatic grenade launcher, 1 hand grenade, 1 AP mine, 86 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, one motorcycle, 16 bows and arrows, 7 bicycles and 10 mobile phones.

 

Furthermore, troops also rescued 3 abducted Chibok girls named Jinkai Yama, Falmata Lawal and Asabe Ali who were on serial 3, 20 and 24 of the abducted Chibok girls list

 

"They were rescued at different locations with their children and 19 other abductees. Also, a suspected foreign logistic supplier and arms dealer to the Boko Haram Terrorists/Islamic State of West Africa Province named Mallam Abatcha Bukar was equally arrested with assorted injections, 2 Automated Teller Machine Cards and the sum of N294,520.00 only.

 

"In a related development, on 3 September 2022, the land and air component of Operation HADIN KAI in a coordinated attack on identified terrorist enclaves at Gabchari in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State dealt a deadly blow on the terrorists, as their enclaves were bombarded

 

"The air strike resulted in the neutralization of a large number of the insurgents, while the land component mopped up the fleeing terrorists. Feedback from various sources, revealed that over 200 terrorists were neutralized, including 5 high profiled Commanders.

 

"Equally, a total of 556 suspected Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists and their families, comprised of 115 Adult males, 189 females and 252 children, surrendered to own troops at different locations.

 

"All arrested suspects and recovered items have been handed over to the appropriate authority while the surrendered terrorists and their families are being profiled for further action." 

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