3,858 terrorists surrendered, 42 killed in two weeks – DHQ. On Thursday, the Defence Headquarters reported that 3,858 terrorists, including six top commanders and their families, had turned themselves in to the military in the theater of operations, while the Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) troops had killed 42 Boko Haram terrorists in the Northeast over the previous two weeks.
In a statement released on Thursday, Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, Director, Defence Media Operations, said the successes were noted because the troops did not give up and took the fight to the Boko Haram terrorists’ and Islamic State of West Africa Province’s (ISWAP) strongholds with better-coordinated operations.
3,858 terrorists surrendered, 42 killed in two weeks – DHQ. The six leaders listed below, Malam Mala Hassan (Wali), Ali Madagali (Munzur), Musa Bashir (Chief Anur), Buba Dahiru (Munzur), Jafar Hamma (Kaid), and Abbali Polisawa, were reportedly among the militants that surrendered at Gwoza.
He claims that on July 11, in Borno State’s Tumbum Jaki and Tumbum Murhu, close to Lake Chad, the air component of OPHK carried out an air interdiction operation that resulted in the deaths of over 21 terrorists.
He said that 3,858 Boko Haram terrorists, including 505 men, 1,042 women, and 2,311 children, have so far turned themselves in between July 1 and July 14, 2022.
In addition, an unspecified number of terrorists were killed in various encounters at Gamage village in the Dikwa Local Government Area, Dikwa – Gamborou-Ngala road, and Pulka – Gwale road in Borno, along with two women, Hauwa Gambo and Khadija Dirsa, according to him. These arrests were made with various items at various locations throughout the theater.
In the same vein, 42 terrorists were slain in various areas, 10 were detained, 17 AK-47 rifles, 1 QTC rifle, 1 RPG bomb, 1 RPG tube, 5 hand grenades, 120 rounds of 5.5mm special ammunition, and 54 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition were found, according to Onyeuko.
Along with them, he stated eight rounds of modified 7.62mm ammunition, five Dane guns, two ammo links, 23 empty AK-47 magazines, five FN magazines, 60 rounds of 12.7 108mm, 151 rounds of NATO 7.62mm, and 151 rounds of NATO 7.62mm.
Onyeuko claimed that while recovered items and captured suspected terrorists had been handed over to the relevant authorities for further action, the surrendered terrorists and their families were being profiled and documented.