Military neutralises 60 terrorists, arrests 120 suspects, rescues 3 Chibok girls

The Joint Military Taskforce in the Northeast tagged ‘Operation Hadinkai’ said it has neutralized 60 terrorists, and arrested over 120 suspected terrorists in their recent operations.

It would be recalled that Boko Haram kidnapped 276 female students, aged between 16 and 18, from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State, in April 2014.

The taskforce also said it rescued three more Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from the Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno State.

Theatre Commander of Operation Hadinkai, Major General Christopher Musa, disclosed this on Friday during a press briefing at its headquarters in Maiduguri.

“What we intend to do as part of our kinetic and non kinetic efforts is to deny them the ability to get logistics which keeps them going. In carrying out effective strangulation of the terrorists, troops have intensified efforts at intercepting their logisticians and supply in order to deny them vital logistics.

“A typical example is the arrest of one Haruna Fulani and Umaru on the 13th of July 2022 who were suspected logistics suppliers to the terrorists’ Commander, Aliyu Ngolde, at Mandara mountains Gwoza general area. Items recovered include 13 bundles of women wrappers, 20 yards of black cotton, women’s underwear and 25 pairs of rubber shoes among others.”

He said the troops rescued three Chibok girls between June 27 and July 25. Those rescued according to him include Ruth Bitrus, Karuna Luka with a child and Hannatu Musa with two children.

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