Troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) have neutralised no fewer than 29 Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists, arrested 55 and rescued 52 kidnapped victims in two weeks.
The Director, Defence Media Operations, Bernard Onyeuko, a major general, made this known at a bi-weekly news briefing of the Defence Headquarters on Thursday in Abuja.
Mr Onyeuko said the troops had continued to dominate the North-east theatre of operation across villages, mountains, towns and cities.
He said that a total of 1,755 Boko Haram terrorists and their families comprising 280 adult males, 523 adult females and 952 children surrendered to troops during the period.
According to him, all surrendered terrorists and their families were profiled and handed over to the relevant authorities
Mr Onyeuko said the troops also ambushed terrorists on Uzoro-Gadamayo Road in Adamawa, killing one, while others fled and equipment recovered.
He said the troops in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) on 6 August also arrested three terrorists’ logistics suppliers-Hussain Dungus, Ali Bulama Jidda and Malam Ali Abuna in Buni Yadi, Yobe.