Defence Headquarters says 950 terrorists including high-profile commanders and emirs have been neutralised.

Written by on January 7, 2022

The Defence Headquarters, on Thursday, said 950 terrorists including high-profile commanders and emirs were neutralised between May 20, 2021, and January 6, 2022.

The Defence Headquarters, on Thursday, said 950 terrorists including high-profile commanders and emirs between May 20, 2021, and January 6, 2022.

It also said in the period under review, a total of 537 bandits and other criminal elements, including two key bandits’ leaders in Zamfara State, namely Alhaji Auta and Kachalla Ruga, were neutralised.

The Acting Director, Defence Media Operation, Major-General Benard Onyeuko disclosed this at a media briefing in Abuja.

He said Nigerian troops also rescued about 1,000 kidnapped civilians and recovered assorted weapons from the criminal elements.

Kevin Madu


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