Troops have foiled terrorists’ attack on a convoy of vehicles conveying Internally Displaced Persons from Maiduguri city to Baga town in Borno State.
During the encounter, three terrorists were neutralized and some arms and ammunition recovered.
Also, within the period, a cattle rustler/kidnapper was arrested at Takum Village in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State.
Disclosing this during the weekly briefing on security operations in Abuja on Friday, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, explained that two kidnappers, Yahaya Mohammed and Juli Ardo were arrested at Zalau Village in Toro Local Government and Lariki Village in Kirfi Local Government Area, all in Bauchi State.
All the suspects were reportedly handed over to the appropriate authorities for further action.
Enenche further revealed that the troops of Operation Wutar Tabki conducted several air operations resulting in scores of devastating hits on terrorist hideouts at Ngosike village, a settlement in the fringes of the Sambisa Forest used by terrorists as a staging area.
He added, “Another laudable success was recorded during airstrikes on Ngwuri Gana village near Damasak in the northern part of Borno State, where terrorists assembled in preparation for an attack against nearby troops’ locations.
“Scores of terrorists were neutralized and their facilities destroyed. These were achieved with the help of credible intelligence reports and the Air Task Force Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance missions that revealed terrorists’ activities in the locations.”