Troops Kill Notorious Terrorist, Lawan Yashin, Arrested 67 PVCs At Custom IDPs Camp in Borno

By Zakaa Lazarus

The Defence Headquarters on Thursday said, troops of Operation Hadin Kai North East in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force have arrested one Mr Burama Modu in possession of 67 Permanent Voters Cards in Maiduguri.

Director, Defence Media Operations Major General Danmadami Musa disclosed this during the biweekly media briefing on update of operational activities of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies conducted in addressing the various security challenges across the Country between the period of 20 October – 3 November 2022.

General Danmadami noted that, the suspect was arrested at custom Internally Displaced Persons Camp Shuwari town in Maiduguri Local Government Area of Borno State and is currently in troops custody for further interrogation.

He also noted that in the same camp, a known terrorist Mr Lawan Yashin who attempted to escape upon sighting troops was neutralized and 19 Others, arrested 27 suspected Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists, and recovered arms and ammunition.

The Director Defence Media Operations stressed that the air component of Operation HADIN KAI on 21 October 2022 conducted air interdiction mission on a terrorist convoy movement along Tunbum Aliyu, near Lake Chad, a terrorist location Southwest of Maiduguri. The strikes eliminated several terrorists as well as seven gun trucks and other materials.

“Similarly, based on credible intelligence of terrorist hibernating in enclaves in Abulum and Njibul near Sambisa forest, the air component struck the locations simultaneously and eliminated scores of terrorists while the injured ones were observed to be have scampered for safety”, he said.

General Danmadami also revealed that during the period in focus, a total of 145 Boko Haram Terrorists and their families comprising 30 adult males, 33 adult females and 82 children surrendered to troops at different locations within the North East theatre of operation.

Giving more update from North East, troops in conjunction with Department of State Security personnel and Civilian Joint Task Force made contact with Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists in Buduwa and Banki villages in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State and neutralized 1 terrorist while other fled with gunshot injuries. Also, 1 terrorist surrendered to own troops and handover dangerous weapons.

The military high command commended troops efforts in the various theatres of operation across the nation and urged to continue to provide prompt and creditable information on the activities of terrorists and other criminal elements, in their respective areas.

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