The Nigerian Army has announced the capture of 79 terrorists in the Northeast region of the country.
Troops of “Operation Hadin Kai’’ (OPHK) captured the terrorists and their collaborators in the last two weeks. This was disclosed by the Director of Defence Media Operations, major general Musa Danmadami, in Abuja on Thursday at the bi-weekly briefing on the operations of the Nigerian armed forces. Some abducted Chibok school girls were also rescued in the period, according to Danmadami.
How many Chibok girls?
According to Danmadami, there were two Chibok girls among 14 abductees that were rescued by the troops, who also eliminated many terrorists in-land and air operations. Danmadami said the Chibok girls – Yana Pogu and Rejoice Senki – and other abductees were rescued at Bula Davo village in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State and Kawur village in Konduga Local Government Area, also in Borno.
A suspected ammunition technician, in whose possession was 300 empty cases of ammunition, was also apprehended at Gorom village in Monguno Local Government Area of Borno state. “Troops recovered six AK47 rifles, 14 AK47 magazines, one HK gun, one G3 rifle, 112 rounds of 7.62mm special, 285 rustled cattle, and eight gallons of petrol within the period in focus”, Danmadami said, adding that, “All recovered items and arrested Boko Haram terrorists were handed over to the appropriate authority for further action”.