Assorted Weapons Recovered as More BHTs/ISWAP Fighters Surrender to ‘Operation Hadin Kai Troops’ … CoAS Commended Troops for the Sustained Effort

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has commended the OPERATION HADIN KAI troops for the sustained offensive and clearance operations conducted within the Sambisa forest to dislodge the terrorists operating within the region.

 

In a statement issued Wednesday August 4, by the Nigeria Army and signed by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, it was stated that the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists/ISWAP FIGHTERS is:  “In continuation of the ongoing intensive clearance operations across the theatre of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), more Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and elements of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) and their families, who have hitherto hibernated around the fringes of Sambisa forest…

 

 

The terrorists who yielded to troops’ heavy artillery and air bombardments, surrendered at Forward Operational Base (FOB) Banki Junction/BOCOBS in Bama, Borno State on 2 August 2021.

 

 

During the sustained operation, several assorted weapons and incendiaries, including 19 male fighters, 19 adult females and 49 children from Njimia village and its environs surrendered to the gallant soldiers of the Nigeria Army.

 

 

The terrorists after laying down their arms and ammunitions also “lamented that the ground and condition in the forest have become untenable, hence their surrendering.

 

Fire arms and incendiaries recovered from the terrorists include:  8 AK 47 rifles, 1General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), 2 Fabrique Nationale (FN) Rifles, 1 Dane Gun, 1Makarov Pistol, 89 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 89 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition, 66 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 5 x 9mm rounds of ammunition,  2 Hand Grenades,  27 AK 47 Rifle magazines and 2 FN Rifle magazines.

 

Others are 1 pistol magazine, 1 x 60mm Mortar Bomb, 10 x14.5mm empty cases,  2 primed suicide vests, 72 trigger switches, 10 primed Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), 5  Electric Detonating Chords, 6 packs of Water Gel Explosives,  6 Mobile Phones, 1 Camel Pack, 1 Cammoulage bag, 2 Hard drives, 1 Plier,  2 Unserviceable Hand held Radios, 2 Scissors,  and needles, 2 Match boxes and the sum of Fifty Five Thousand Naira (N55,000:00) only.

 

The terrorists and their families are said to be currently undergoing comprehensive security profiling and preliminary investigations, while the children have been administered with oral polio vaccines.

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