Twenty policemen abducted by terrorists in Buni Yadi, Yobe State have been rescued while 28 of the terrorists has also been arrested.
The officers were rescued by troops of Operation Hadin Kai according to the Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko in a media briefing at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.
He noted that the success was achieved from different operations in the past two weeks as the troops is taking the fight against terrorism.
He said: “Cumulatively, a total 62 terrorist elements were neutralized and 28 of them were arrested, while 54 assorted arms and 144 rounds of the different calibre of ammunition were recovered.
“Also, a total of 101 rustled livestock were recovered and 20 kidnapped NPF personnel, who were abducted when the terrorists attacked the Police Division, were rescued by own troops at Buni Yadi within the period.”
He then added that,
“A total of 192 terrorists and their families comprising 51 adult males, 67 adult females and 74 children surrendered to own troops within the period.”
Onyeuko narrated that the surrendered terrorists were handed over to the appropriate authorities for “necessary” actions after there were duly profiled.
“The surrendered terrorists were properly profiled and handed over to appropriate authorities for necessary actions”, he said.
The rate of Kidnapping, terrorism and Banditary has greatly increased especially in the Northern States of the country in recent times rendering thousands of people homeless and many dead.
However, there has been some bit of progress by the security personnel in neutralising the camps and hideouts of the terrorists.