The Defence Headquarters on Thursday said, troops of the Joint Task Force (North East), Operation Hadin Kai eliminated 85 Boko Haram/Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), terrorists in one month.
Brig-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, the Acting Director, Defence Media Operation, stated this in Abuja while providing an update on the military operations across Nigeria between September 2 and 30.
Onyeuko also reported that a total of 2,783 terrorists and their family members surrendered to the troops as a result of the intensity of fire from artillery and air bombardment during the period as part of ongoing mass surrender by the Boko Haram members in Borno State.
“Also, a total of 121 assorted weapons, including SMG, HK21 guns, AK-47 and locally-made rifles with magazines, 3,372 rounds of 7.62mm NATO/Special ammunition, as well as 12,250 bags of fertilizers and 178 rustled livestock among several other items were recovered.
“Furthermore, a total of 2,783 terrorists and their families surrendered within the period under review.”