Abubakar Dan-Buduma, a senior Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) commander, has been murdered by the Nigerian military together with 62 other militants.
Within three weeks, troops caught 79 additional suspects and freed 179 abducted victims throughout the North West.
Maj.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, the Nigerian army’s spokesman, verified the news and also informed reporters in Abuja on Thursday that 592 rustled cattle had been recovered.
Between April 7 and 28, informants and logistical providers for the terrorists were also apprehended in several theatres of operations.
Onyeuko noted that soldiers had continued to have success in Katsina, Zamfara, and Kaduna States, resulting in the recovery of 45 different variety firearms, 80 rounds of various calibre ammunition, and 50 motorbikes throughout the time.
As he stated;
“Troops neutralised 23 terrorists, rescued 619 civilians, and arrested 19 terrorists. Troops responded to a distress call of terrorists’ attack at Wanzamai in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
“Troops also rescued 179 civilians, neutralised 62 terrorists and apprehended 100 terrorists. All recovered items, rescued and apprehended terrorists were handed over to the appropriate authorities for further action.”