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Army Reacts To Boko Haram/ISWAP’s Attack On Governor Zulum’s Convoy

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ATTACK ON CONVOY OF BORNO STATE CIVILIAN RELOCATION COMMITTEE BY BOKO HARAM/ISWAP ELEMENTS
]The convoy of the Borno State Civilians Relocation Committee comprising Armed Forces of Nigeria, Nigeria Police Force and Civilian Joint Task Force was ambushed by members of the BHT/ISWAP at Barwati village on 25 of September 2020.
The attack/ambush was however successfully repelled by the gallant troops. Sadly, a total of 18 lives including 4 soldiers, 10 Policemen and 4 civilians were lost during the sad incident.
Troops on hot pursuit of the insurgents successfully recovered 3 vehicles. Two of the vehicles belonging to the Nigeria Police that were earlier carted away by the terrorists during the attack. Similarly, one BHT gun truck was also captured.
The casualties recorded were as a result of the explosion from the multiple Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted on the road by the terrorists.
The Nigerian Army has since deployed bomb and IED disposal teams to ensure effective route scanning and clearance to forestall future occurrence.
JOHN ENENCHE
Major General
Coordinator
Defence Media Operations
Defence Headquarters
26 September 2020

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NAF bombs bandits’ location in Kaduna

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The land and air components of Operation Thunder Strike have neutralised scores of armed bandits during a joint offensive operation on identified bandits ’ camps in the Yadi and Kufai Shantu areas of Giwa Local Government Area , Kaduna State.
The operation was executed on Saturday on the heels of credible human intelligence reports as well as series of aerial surveillance missions that led to the identification of the hideouts of a notorious bandits ’ leader and his fighters .
A statement on Sunday by the Coordinator , Defence Media Operations, Maj . Gen . John Enenche , said the first wave of the airstrikes involved seven Nigerian Air Force aircraft which undertook 12 missions and a total of 23 sorties.
The operation which commenced at dawn targeted a cluster of huts housing notorious bandits ’ leader , Buhari Halilu .
The statement titled , ‘Operation Thunder Strike : Land and air components clear bandits ’ location in Kaduna State , neutralise scores of bandits at Yadi,’ said the attack aircraft destroyed some of the target structures and neutralised several bandits .
Enenche said the second wave of attacks which targeted the bandits ’ hideout at Kufai Shantu , was aimed at incapacitating the hoodlums at the location to reduce resistance to the ground troops advance towards Yadi .
The statement read, “ Following the air component’ s fixing efforts at Kufai Shantu , the land component, supported by an attack helicopter , successfully assaulted Halilu ’s hideout at Yadi, clearing two of three objectives.
“ The ground troops subsequently fought through fierce resistance from bandits hiding under the foliage at the third objective and eventually overpowered the criminals , eliminating several of them .”
It further explained that the air component provided effective support to the ground troops during all phases of the operation .
The military high command commended the troops for their professionalism and urged them to remain resolute in the conduct of operations to eradicate bandits .

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How soldiers killed 16 terrorists in firefights – Army

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The troops of Operation Fire Ball have killed 16 Boko Haram / Islamic States for West Africa Province terrorists in recent encounters in the North East theatre of operation .
The Acting Director , Defence Media Operations, Brig .- Gen . Bernard Onyeuko, made this known in a statement on Sunday .
The statement was titled ‘Operation Lafiya Dole : Troops of operation fire ball neutralise several bandits , destroy gun trucks , recover large cache of arms and other items’ .
Onyeuko said that four terrorists ’ gun trucks were destroyed as well as recovery of a large cache of arms and ammunitions during the various encounters .
The statement read in part , “ On 21 October 2020 troops of Special Response Area Gajiram deployed at Check Point three under Sector three decisively dealt a heavy blow on BHT/ISWAP criminal elements.
“ The eagle – eyed troops who were on alert noticed unusual vehicles following the convoy of vehicles conveying Internally Displaced Persons from Maiduguri Cosmopolitan City to Baga town in order to infiltrate own position .
“ The troops canalised the criminals and inflicted heavy casualty on them . After the ensuing firefight three Boko Haram terrorists were neutralised.
“ In a related development, troops of Army Super Camp Magumeri decimated several Boko Haram terrorists who attacked the location . After the fierce encounter, 11 Boko Haram terrorists were neutralised.
“ Similarly , On 24 October 2020 , the gallant troops of Army Super Camp located at Mallam Fatori routed elements of Boko Haram / ISWAP criminal elements who attacked their location . After the fierce battle two Boko Haram terrorists were neutralised, others escaped with gunshot wounds as traces of blood of dragged casualties by the criminals were seen during exploitation . ”
The defence assured populace of the North -East zone of the determination of the High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria “ to finally rout out the remnants of the BHT/ ISWAP criminals from their enclaves ” .

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Police Arrest Armed Robbers In Ogun

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Operatives of Ogun Police command have arrested two members of an alleged notorious robbery gang while carrying out an operation.

The robbery suspects who were said to be terrorising Ogijo community in Sagamu area of the state were arrested on Sunday October 18.

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The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this on Monday that the suspects Olaitan Olushola a.k.a Toshiba and Oluwajuwon Balogun were arrested following a distress call received at Ogijo divisional headquarters that the gang were operating at Malatori area of Ogijo where they were dispossessing residents of their valuables at gunpoint.“Upon the distress call, the DPO Ogijo division, Muhammed Suleimon Baba quickly led his men to the scene where the suspects were apprehended while others escaped with some of their weapons,” he said.

Items recovered from the suspects are: two battle axes while two of their victims namely, Idowu Kareem and Akinloye Raimi have identified the duo as members of the syndicate who dispossessed them of their phones at gunpoint.

According to the PPRO, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence department for discreet investigation.

He added that the Commissioner has also directed that the fleeing members of the gang be hunted for and brought to book.

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