Nigerian troops of Operation HADIN KAI tackling insurgents in the North East region have rescued three more of the abducted Chibok girls- Jinkai Yama, Falmata Lawal and Asabe Ali “who were on serial 3, 20 and 24 of the abducted Chibok girls list”.
Disclosing this on Thursday in Abuja during a press briefing at the Defence Headquarters, Director, Defence Media, Maj. Gen Musa Danmadami also informed that gallant troops on tactical surveillance operation have arrested a Boko Haram informant named “Mamuda Usman (aka Bado) in Asokoro, the Federal Capital Territory”.
The suspect, according to Danmadami, ran errands for a suspected high profiled Boko Haram terrorist Commander in Kaduna, who is on the tracking list of security agencies.
In another development in the North East, the Defence spokesman informed that a total of 556 suspected Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists and their families, comprised of 115 adult males, 189 females and 252 children, surrendered to troops.
“In a related development, on 3 September 2022, the land and air component of Operation HADIN KAI in a coordinated attack on identified terrorist enclaves at Gabchari in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State dealt a deadly blow on the terrorists, as their enclaves were bombarded.
“The air strike resulted in the neutralization of a large number of the insurgents, while the land component mopped up the fleeing terrorists. Feedback from various sources, revealed that over 200 terrorists were neutralized, including 5 high profiled Commanders,” the Army stated.
On efforts in combating oil theft in the Niger Delta, he said “troops of Operation DELTA SAFE within the period under review discovered and destroyed 67 illegal refining sites, 11 wooden boats, 218 storage tanks, 168 cooking ovens, and 61 dugout pits. Troops also recovered 2,070,000 litres of crude oil, 706,000 litres of Automotive Gas Oil, 15,500 litres of Dual Purpose Kerosine, 67,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit, 8 trucks, 3 pumping machines, 3 outboard engines and 3 generators, while, 5 pipelines vandals were also arrested.
“Consequently, the cost implication of product seized are, N664,867,307 for crude oil, N546,712,280.00 only for Automotive Gas Oil, while, N12,241,125.00 for Dual Purpose Kerosine and N11,803,750.00 for Premium Motor Spirit, all valued at sum total of N1,235,624,462. was denied oil thieves during the period under review”.