- The Nigerian military continues to record breakthroughs in its fight against terrorists in the northeast
- Under Operation HADIN KAI conducted in the northeast region, series of land and air operations across the theatre have been largely successful
- One of the ways in which the military is gaining grounds is by tracking individuals and groups who aid Boko Haram terrorists
This was announced at a press briefing attended by a Legit.ng reporter on Thursday, November 11 by the acting director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier-General Bernard Onyeuko.
Brigadier-General Onyeuko who was giving an update on the military's operations in the northeast for the last two weeks noted that troops of Operation HADIN KAI conducted series of land and air operations across the theatre.
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“Some of these operations were executed at different locations in Borno and Yobe states, including; Rann, Dalayazara, Gwange Kura, Bam Buratai, Makintakuri and Muduvi villages as well as Marte - Dikwa and Buni Yadi - Jauro Bashir roads.
“In the course of these operations within the period of 2 weeks, 31 terrorists were neutralized and 71 of them were arrested including 2 women logistics suppliers namely Mrs Aisha Umar 19 years with a child of (2 years) and Mrs Kaltumi Bakura 20 years all resident at IDP Camp in Bama.
“Also, a total of 122 assorted weapons were recovered. Additionally, a total of 97 kidnapped civilians were rescued, while a total of 1,186 of Boko Haram terrorist elements and their families comprising 226 adult males, 406 adult females and 555 children surrendered to own troops at different locations in Borno state.”
Nigerian Military to Monitor Kaduna-Abuja Railway Through NAF Helicopters
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Nigerian military has deployed some of its attack helicopters to monitor the Kaduna-Abuja railway.
Announcing the commencement of the military exercise, Brigadier-General Onyeuko said:
‘’The important thing is the Nigerian Air Force is present at the rail tracks. Suffice to say, the operation has started. Even if you travel by road, you will see our helicopters along that route.’’
The Attacks on the Railways That Alerted The Military
Two recent attacks on the Abuja-Kaduna railway occurred on the night of Wednesday, October 20, and the early morning of Thursday, October 21.
According to Sani, the explosive planted by the bandits damaged a portion of the rail track preventing the movement of trains along the Kaduna-Abuja railway.