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Military Forces Eliminate 52 Terrorists, Capture ISWAP Leader in Bauchi


Military Forces Eliminate 52 Terrorists, Capture ISWAP Leader in Bauchi

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has reported a significant success in the fight against terrorism, revealing that troops from the Nigerian military and the Department of State Service (DSS) successfully apprehended a key leader of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Bauchi state. The arrest, executed during a meticulously planned operation on November 29 at Tarum Village, situated just outside Bauchi Metropolis, aimed to neutralize the ISWAP leader overseeing the North Central and North West zones.

While the DHQ did not disclose the leader’s name, Major-General Edward Buba, the Director of Defence Media Operations, affirmed the arrest’s strategic importance. This operation is part of a broader effort to target the leadership of terrorist groups, ensuring they no longer pose threats to the safety and security of citizens. Buba emphasized the commitment of the armed forces to destroy terrorist and insurgent groups across the country, degrading their military capabilities.

The past week’s military operations resulted in the neutralization of 52 terrorists, the arrest of 204 individuals associated with terrorism, and the rescue of 234 kidnapped hostages. Notable achievements include the recovery of stolen crude oil, destruction of illegal refining sites, and the confiscation of weapons, ammunition, vehicles, and other items associated with criminal activities. The DHQ remains steadfast in its determination to dismantle terrorist networks and enhance national security.


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