No fewer than 5,890 terrorists comprising foot troopers and their commanders have surrendered with their households to troops within the North East, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has mentioned.
DHQ spokesman, Brigadier Common Benard Onyeuko, who disclosed this on Thursday at a press briefing in Abuja mentioned the give up befell between August 12 and September 2.
He highlighted among the operational efforts of the army that yielded vital outcomes inside the interval beneath overview in varied elements of the nation.
Onyeuko said that troops of Operation HADIN KAI sustained their operations to terrorists within the North East theatre, including that this compelled the terrorists to give up in massive numbers.
In keeping with him, 565 Boko Haram fighters together with three commanders and 4 amirs and their relations had been handed over to the Borno State authorities for additional administration after thorough profiling.
The army spokesman mentioned the Armed Forces of Nigeria stay steadfast within the battle in opposition to all types of criminality in numerous elements of the nation.
The Navy Excessive Command, in response to him, appreciates the continual sacrifices of the troops within the varied theatres of operation and salutes their braveness, resilience and dedication in the direction of reaching sustainable peace.
He additionally thanked Nigerians for his or her continued help and urged them to avail the army with credible and well timed info that will facilitate proactive engagements in all of the theatres of operation.
PRESS BRIEFING BY DIRECTORATE OF DEFENCE MEDIA OPERATIONS HELD AT DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS NEW CONFERENCE ROOM ON 2 SEPTEMBER 2021.
Good morning, gents of the Press. You might be as soon as once more welcome to our bi-weekly briefing on the Armed Forces of Nigeria’s operational efforts.
The Armed Forces of Nigeria have sustained their operational engagements throughout the nation in opposition to all legal components throughout the nation. These operations yielded vital outcomes however some adverse incidents of the previous week.
That is evident within the discount of the spate of incidents recorded; the large surrendering of terrorists within the North East in addition to a discount in IPOB/ESN actions within the South East and financial sabotage within the South-South and South West zones of the nation.
In the present day’s temporary, subsequently, will spotlight, a few of our operational efforts that yielded vital outcomes between 12 August and a pair of September 2021.
OPERATION HADIN KAI
Inside the interval beneath overview, troops of Operation HADIN KAI sustained their operations to terrorists within the North East theatre. The counter-insurgency efforts of the troops by means of kinetic and non-kinetic operations compelled the terrorists to give up in massive numbers.
Suffice to notice that, inside the previous few weeks, greater than 5,890 terrorists comprising foot troopers and their commanders have surrendered with their households to personal troops within the North East Zone. A complete of 565 BHT’s comprising 3 Commanders, 4 Amirs, 5 Nakibs and 5 cattle rustling specialists, out of the surrendered BHTs and their relations had been handed over to the Borno State Authorities in Maiduguri for additional administration after thorough profiling.
In the meantime, on 14 June 2021, personal troops repelled terrorists’ assault in Borno State as troops, with the help of the Air Element by means of air interdiction missions, inflicted heavy casualties on the terrorists and their gear. No fewer than 48 of the terrorists, 20 arrested together with fighters and commanders had been neutralised and their logistic base and services together with three gun vehicles had been destroyed within the course of.
A complete of 52 assorted arms and 1,977 rounds of seven.62mm assorted calibre ammunition together with AK-47 and FN rifles with magazines, hand grenades, commando mortar weapons, regionally fabricated rifles, Dushka anti-aircraft weapons, Dane weapons and Nigerian Police rifles, amongst different objects had been recovered from surrendered terrorists and operations inside the interval.
Additionally, a complete of seven terrorists collaborators/informants and logistics suppliers had been arrested and handed over to acceptable prosecuting businesses for crucial actions.
OPERATION HADARIN DAJI
In operation HADARIN DAJI, troops have sustained their operations in opposition to the bandits’, kidnappers and different legal components within the North West Geo-political zone. Troops inside the interval arrested legal informants/collaborators whose actions have been inflicting setbacks for personal troops’ operations within the zone.
A complete of 15 armed bandits, two armed robbers neutralised, 13 bandits informants arrested, 15 bikes recovered, two AK 47 rifles recovered, 33 kidnap victims rescued, 66 legal components had been arrested and a few vandalised railway sleepers/tracks had been recovered inside the interval in focus.
The operations that led to the numerous outcomes had been carried out at Gidan Zuma village beneath Kwatarkwashi District and Bakinwa in Gusau LGA; Matuzgi and Gora Namaye village in Maradun LGA of Zamfara State; and alongside Gurbi – Shimfida Highway in Jibia LGA of Katsina State.
Different places the place vital outcomes had been recorded embody; Magam village in Tangaza LGA of Sokoto State, Faskari City and Batsari/Ruma basic space in Batsari LGA and Jibia City in Jibia LGA of Katsina State.
OPERATION SAFE HAVEN
On 14 August 2021, safety forces of Operation SAFE HAVEN arrested 20 individuals concerned within the assault and killing of 26 travellers at Rukuba City in Jos North LGA of Plateau State. The arrested individuals have been handed over to the suitable prosecuting company for additional crucial motion.
In a associated improvement, on 27 August 21, troops performed a raid operation at Rikkos, Jos North LGA of Plateau State, additionally in the middle of operation, troops arrested 4 suspected Sara Suka members. The suspects had been profiled and subsequently handed over to the related safety company for prosecution.
Moreover, on the identical day, personal troops arrested three criminals specifically Messrs Mujahid Isah, Kamal Isah and Abdulrahman Jibrin in reference to an assault on Mr Aliyu Mukhtar at Dilimi, Jos North LGA of Plateau State. The suspects are present process interrogation and can be handed to the related safety company for additional motion.
In one other improvement, on 28 Aug 21, personal troops along with Nigerian Police and a few vigilante group responded to a misery name on tried kidnap of 1 Mr Ayuba Pam at Rantiya Fuel Plant, Jos South LGA.
Troops engaged the gunmen and neutralised one kidnapper whereas others escaped with gunshot wounds. One AK 47 rifle was recovered through the encounter. Efforts are ongoing to apprehend the fleeing gunmen.
Equally, on 29 August 21, personal troops on cease and search intercepted one Mr Francis Achi on a bike with three unfinished regionally fabricated revolver rifles hid in a sack alongside Ganawuri-Manchok street in Riyom LGA of Plateau State. The suspect is presently present process interrogation.
OPERATION WHIRL STROKE
Troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE on 13 August 2021, responded to misery calls of armed herdsmen actions at Udei and Ughedu cities in Benue State. Throughout which troops repelled armed bandits’ assaults on villages, destroyed three legal camps and recovered 23 rustled cows and three bikes.
On 14 August 2021 troops on preventing patrol intercepted and arrested 9 cultists who had been terrorising Utonkon group in Ado LGA of Benue State. In one other improvement on 15 August, troops performing on credible intelligence ambushed and arrested some railroad vandals at Tse-Guma village and recovered some railroad tracks and sleepers, whereas the criminals had been handed over to the suitable prosecuting company for additional motion.
Moreover, on 16 August, personal troops carried out raid and clearance operations on criminals’ hideouts at Terr village in Sankera Uyum Council Ward and Ukpam Neighborhood in Guma LGA of Benue State and arrested two infamous armed robbers named, Mr Aondosoo Aba and Mr Emmanuel Gobo, respectively.
OPERATION DELTA SAFE
Troops of Operation DELTA SAFE inside the interval in focus performed a collection of anti-illegal oil operations of their space of duty. These operations had been performed at Opuoma and Mmahu communities in Ohaji-Egbema LGA of Imo State; Sand Neighborhood in Akwa Ibom State; Madangho Creek in Warri South West LGA, Ndoro and Beneside Communities in Burutu LGAas nicely as Yokri-Egbe Seashore, all in Delta State.
Different operations had been executed at Ibaa in Emohua LGA, Iyala, Buguma and Cawthorne Channel Creeks in addition to Samkiri, Orutoru and Dema Abbey Communities, all in Rivers State and Delta State. Throughout the operations, troops found and deactivated a complete of 33 unlawful refining websites with 46 unlawful refining models, 94 boiler ovens and 9 reservoirs.
Additionally, a cumulative complete of 139 metallic storage tanks and 63 dugout pits, all laden with 440.2 barrels and 1,637,500litres of illegally refined AGO in addition to 62.2 barrels and 572,000litres of stolen crude oil and shelter stations had been found and handled accordingly.
Different illegally refined merchandise intercepted and immobilised had been a wood boat used for transportation of unlawful oil merchandise; 321 polythene luggage, 16 drums and 15 jerry cans laden with illegally refined petroleum merchandise.
Moreover, inside the interval, personal troops disconnected all unlawful pipes connecting to Shell Petroleum Improvement Firm pipelines round Okporowo Proper of Method in Ahoada East LGA and Edeoha Neighborhood in Ahoada LGA of Rivers State. In the identical vein, troops found and immobilised a Cotonou boat laden with 2,000 litres of stolen crude oil.
As well as, troops carried out a cordon and search operation round Bonny LGA Recruitment and Empowerment Centre seeking the mastermind of kidnap incidents at Abalamabie Neighborhood in Bonny LGA, Rivers State. Throughout the operation, troops arrested a infamous kidnapper recognized as Mr Promise aka Bummi, who had been on the safety forces watch checklist.
In his continued consultations with the Navy Veterans of the Armed Forces of Nigeria within the varied Geo-political Zones of the nation, the Chief of Defence workers (CDS) Common LEO Irabor affirmed that the Armed Forces of Nigeria remained on the forefront in tackling the myriad of safety risk confronting the nation.
He said this whereas interacting with the retired senior army officers within the North Central Geopolitical Zone held on 18 August 21 in Makurdi, Benue State. In the identical vein, whereas in Yola, Adamawa State North East Geopolitical Zone on 24 August 2021, Common Irabor hails residents’ help, allays fears on surrendered insurgents as he engaged senior retired officers on safety parley.
He expressed his appreciation to the citizen and residents of the Zone for genuinely supporting the continued intensive clearance operations by troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in the direction of the restoration of everlasting peace within the Zone.
He equally allays fears of most of the people on the continued mass give up of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province ex-fighters. In a associated improvement, on 27 Aug 2021, the CDS held a safety interplay with the retired senior army officers from the South-South Geopolitical Zone in Asaba, Delta State.
The CDS maintained that the army stays on the forefront of main the warfare in opposition to each type of criminalities because the Structure avail the Armed Forces the mandate of supporting the civil authority. He burdened that the retired senior officers are one of the best arms, most certified within the battle in opposition to insecurity and champion of peace and safety within the Nation.
He urged them to hitch arms with the army to carry lasting peace to the Nation. He mentioned safety challenges within the Niger Delta wanted a holistic method and known as on stakeholders to contribute their quota.
CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF VISIT TO PLATEAU STATE
In his quest to entrench lasting peace in Plateau State, the Chief of Defence Employees Common LEO Irabor undertook a working go to to Jos on 1 September 2021. He held a stakeholders’ assembly in Jos Plateau State with the Governor His Excellency Simon Lalong, all the normal rulers, spiritual leaders and group leaders within the State at Authorities Home Jos the place discussions had been held on the safety challenges in Plateau State.
The discussions are largely profitable as all stakeholders pledged their help for peace within the state. Thereafter, the CDS paid a go to to the palace of the normal rulers of Jebbu Miyango Neighborhood the Mbra Ngwe Rt Rev Ronke Aka and that of Anaguta Neighborhood HRM Pozo Johnson Jauro Magaji the Uja of Anaguta, the place he commiserated with the normal rulers and the individuals of these communities on the latest unlucky incidents of their domains.
Lastly, the go to was one other success story within the CDS non-kinetic initiatives in reaching peace and stability within the nation.
The Armed Forces of Nigeria stays steadfast within the battle in opposition to all types of criminality in numerous elements of the Nation. The Navy Excessive Command appreciates the continual sacrifices of the troops within the varied theatres of operation throughout the nation.
It salutes their braveness, resilience and dedication in the direction of reaching sustainable peace within the nation. We recognize most of the people and the press for his or her continued help and additional encourage all to avail the Armed Forces with credible and well timed info that can facilitate proactive engagements in all of the theatres of operation throughout the nation.
Thanks and God bless.
2 September 2021