- The ranks of insurgents in northern Nigeria are being depleted almost daily by Nigerian soldiers attached to Operation Hadin Kai
- The Defence Headquarters on Thursday, December 9, noted that so many terrorists in the regions are beginning to surrender to the military
- In fact, according to the military, about 20 policemen were recently rescued from the captivity of insurgents in Yobe
Buni Yadi, Yobe - The Defence Headquarters on Thursday, December 9, revealed that Nigerian troops of Operation Hadin Kai have rescued at least twenty policemen kidnapped by terrorists during an attack on a police division at Buni Yadi, Yobe state.
Giving the good news at a briefing, the acting director of Defence media operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko said the troops through their coordinated operations have forced the insurgents to surrender, The Nation reports.
Brigadier General Onyeuko added that so far, a total of 62 terrorist elements were neutralised and 28 arrested.
We are traumatised: Sokoto leaders write Buhari as bandits kill 80 in a single night, burn passengers alive
Meanwhile, prominent leaders in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto state under the auspices of Gobir Development Association had written President Muhammadu Buhari over the mindless killings of their people by terrorists.
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In the letter released on Wednesday, December 8, the leaders said they felt traumatised and demoralised by the killing of their people by the terrorists.
The terrorists are said to be operating in three local governments in Sokoto East Senatorial Districts: Isa, Sabon Birni and Goronyo as well as Shinkafi local government area in Zamfara.
80 people murdered in a single night
In the letter, the leaders lamented that 80 people were gruesomely murdered in cold blood in a single night at Garki Village, 5 kilometres away from Sabo Birni.
They accused a notorious bandit, Bello Turji, and his boys of being responsible for the killing of their people and destruction of their means of livelihood.
According to the leaders, the bandits have become more daring that they now impose themselves as rulers and collect taxes and other things.
The leaders promised to accord the security agencies all necessary assistance in discharging their duties.