The terrorists’ spies and logistical providers have been apprehended by military soldiers connected to Operation Hadin Kai in the North East.
Saleh Mustapha, a well-known Boko Haram terrorist commander, is also said to have surrendered to the military during an aggressive combined operation involving both ground and air forces.
These were revealed by the Military High Command in Abuja on Thursday while presenting an update on the military’s actions between March 25 and April 7.
Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, Director, Defence Media Operations, told media that the forces also destroyed terrorist sanctuaries and a facility that made improvised explosives.
“In the last two weeks, the land component, with the assistance of the air component, conducted offensive operations at various locations throughout the theatre, including Ukuba/Camp Zairo, Sabil Huda, Ba Masaa, Wulgo, Marta, Fulatari village, Uraha Crossing Point, Mbalala, and Gamboru town, all in Borno State,” he said.
“The liberation of the terrorists’ stronghold by Ukba/Camp Zairo in the Sambisa Forest, where several artillery cannons, an Armored Personnel Carrier, trailers, and a big store of weaponry and ammunition were taken, was notable among the successes of our soldiers.”
“Own soldiers also demolished terrorist strongholds, apprehended some terrorists, and destroyed the terrorists’ makeshift explosives plant.”
“In addition, forces freed abducted people and apprehended terrorists’ spies and supplies providers.”
“After many days of monitoring of terrorist activity near Bukar Meiram and 2 kilometres south of Kollaram, the Air Component launched air interdictions on 28–31, removing a large cache of ISWAP weaponry from their store.”