Nigerian Soldiers of Operation Hadin Kai in the North East have intercepted and killed five members of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists while coming into Nigerian through Cameroon border.
According to the military, the feat was achieved following intelligence reports.
The soldiers reportedly laid ambush along Bula Yobe-Darel Jamel in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
The newly appointed Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General ES Buba, who disclosed this at Defence Headquarters, Abuja, said about 10 terrorists were captured alive.
Buba, who was represented at the briefing by his deputy, Brigadier General Abdullahi Ibrahim, told journalists that arms, weapons and other logistics including bags of flour and detergent were recovered from them, adding that their collaborators were also arrested.
“Troops of Operation HADIN KAI in the Northeast zone of the country have continued to intensify operations against terrorists, including their logistics suppliers and collaborators.
“In pursuit of this, troops, on 22 June 2023, following an intelligence report on terrorists crossing from Cameroon to Nigeria, laid ambush along Bula Yobe-Darel Jamel in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State and made contact with the terrorists.
“Following a fire fight, troops neutralized 5 Boko Haram Terrorists/Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists and recovered 1 bag each of flour and detergent,” the senior military officer said.
He also revealed that no fewer than 967 terrorists, 82 adult males, 354 adult females and 531 children surrendered to troops at different locations within the joint area of operations.