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Scores of Boko Haram and Islamic State of west African Province (ISWAP) fighters have acquired lethal blows as troops Operation Lafiya Dole upscale operations throughout the Northeast ensuing to excessive BHT/ISWAP casualties on each males and gear in addition to seize or surrendering of a few of their fighters.
In an announcement, Coordinator Defence Media Operations Maj-Gen John Enenche mentioned troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE had a complete of 17 encounters with the marauding criminals, neutralizing 75 of them within the course of between 1st – 30th June 2020.
The encounters he mentioned additionally led to the seize of various arms and huge cache of ammunition together with one Anti-Plane Gun, 13 AK 47 Rifles, one Sniper Rifle, 21 domestically made weapons, two Dane weapons and one Rocket Propelled Gun. Others embrace three Hand Grenades, 5 Rocket Propelled Gun bombs, 205 rounds of Anti-Plane ammunition, 1018 rounds of seven.62mm Particular ammunition. Additionally captured had been twoBoko Haram criminals’ flags.
“In the identical vein, one Gun Truck, one Automobile Borne Improvised Explosive Gadget, one Toyota Starlet automotive and a number of other makeshift buildings belonging to the terrorists had been destroyed by the valiant troops inside the interval. Regrettably, one officer paid the supreme worth whereas one soldier was wounded in motion. The wounded personnel have since been evacuated to a navy medical facility the place he’s recuperating.
“Equally, 4 BHT/ISWAP criminals together with two ladies particularly Aishatu Manye and Kelune Mate had been captured and later recognized to be the wives of the native Boko Haram commander at Gajingi in Madagali LGA of Adamawa State.
“Additionally, the troops arrested one Boko Haram spy named Kawalu throughout a Jumaat prayer at Michika Central Mosque and one Boko Haram fighter captured within the aftermath of an encounter at Miyanti common space in Bama LGA of Borno State.
“The interval underneath assessment additionally witnessed four surrenders by Boko Haram criminals. The trio of Mohammed Babagana, Modu Jugudun and Alhaji Usman surrendered to troops of Delta Firm at Robust Response Space Pulka in Gwoza LGA of Borno State whereas one Mustapha Kori surrendered to troops of Military Tremendous Camp 11 Gamboru in Ngala LGA of Borno State.
It’s equally heart-warming to notice that, in the course of the interval, troops rescued 35 captives from the captivity of BHTs/ ISWAP criminals. Amongst these rescued are 18 ladies, 16 kids and one grownup male. The rescued kids had been promptly administered with Polio vaccine consistent with the Buratai Intervention Initiative whereas the ladies had been administered with First Support as required.