The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Thursday, said troops of Operation Hadarin Daji arrested two suspected collaborators of terrorist’s financiers in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
The military high command said they were arrested at Access Bank, PZ branch Zaria while trying to withdraw the sum of Fourteen Million Naira (14,000,000.00) deposited into the account of one Alhaji Abubakar a suspected terrorist financier.
Director Defence Media Operations Maj.- Gen. Musa Danmadami who stated this while updating journalists on the successes of military operations across the country between September 8 and September 22 2022, said security agencies are on the trail of Alhaji Abubakar.
The defence spokesperson said troops of Operation HADIN KAI theatre of operation in the North-east killed two key Boko Haram terrorists/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) commanders identified as Abu Asiya and Abu Ubaida (A Qaid) at Parisu and Sheruri general area in Sambisa forest.
He added that within the period in review, troops neutralized 36 terrorists, rescued 130 civilians and arrested 46 suspected terrorists as well as 12 suspected Boko Haram logistic suppliers.
According to him, items recovered from them include 21 AK47 rifles, 163 rounds of 7.62mm special, 2 RPG bombs, 25 dane guns, 4 unexplosive ordinance store, 2 bandoliers, 10 solar panels, 23 bicycles, 10 motorcycles, 1 tricycle, 19 cell phones, 28 torch lights, bags of assorted grains, 122 rustled sheep, and the sum of N203,125.00.
Maj.- Gen. Danmadami added that a total of 368 suspected terrorists and their families comprising of 53 adult males, 116 adult females and 214 children surrendered to troops at different locations in the theatre.
He said all recovered items, rescued civilians and apprehended suspected terrorists were handed over to the relevant authority for further action while surrendered terrorists and their families are being profiled for further action.
Speaking further, Danmadami said the air component of Operation HADARIN DAJI on 13 Sep 2022 conducted air interdiction operation at identified terrorist hideout in Dutse Babare in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina state led to the neutralization of a terrorist leader identified as Ibrahim Dangawo and other members of his gang.
“Similar, operation was carried out at Gidan Guga in Faskari Local Government Area also in Katsina state, at an identified terrorist enclave. The airstrike led to the neutralization of a terrorist kingpin known as Babaru who has been on the wanted list of security agents,” he added.