The Nigerian Army has confirmed that they killed over 42 members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in the North-East in the past two weeks.
This confirmation was made by Maj.-Gen Bernard Onyeuko, Director of Defence Media Operations in the Abuja State of Nigeria, on Thursday, July 14. Onyeuko revealed that no less than 3,858 terrorists, including six top commanders, have surrendered to the Nigerian troops.
He identified teh commanders as Ali Madagali (Munzur), Malam Mala Hassan (Wali), Abbali Polisawa, Jafar Hamma (Kaid) and Buba Dahiru (Munzur),
He stated that the success was reported when troops took the fight to the enclave of the terrorists.
As reported by the sources, Onyeuko clarified that the air component of the Operation Hadin Kai eradicated over 21 terrorists at Tumbum Jaki and Tumbum Murhu near the Lake Chad in Borno state on July 11.
Around 3,858 Boko Haram terrorists, as well as their families, surrendered in between the period of July 1 and July 14, consisting of 505 males, 1042 females and 2311 children.
The defence spokesman further added that the military reported success in capturing collaborators/suppliers for the terrorists in various locations.
Among them were two women known as Khadija Dirsa and Hauwa Gambo.
Troops neutralised 42 terrorists, captured ten people and detained 17 AK47 rifles, one QTC rifle, 1 RPG bomb, five hand grenades, one RPG tube, 120 rounds of 5.5mm and 54 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition.
Recently, the Boko Haram Terrorists Group attacked a prison in the Kuje State of Nigeria and helped several inmates escape from the prison. Around 600 inmates escaped from the prison, but 300 were caught while they were in the middle of their run, and many others have also been caught.
The group also injured one individual and killed another as they tried to get inside the prison during the attack.