Military intercepts terrorists crossing from Cameroon
The military high command announced that troops intercepted a group of Boko Haram/Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists attempting to cross from Cameroon into Nigeria. The operation took place along the Bula Yobe-Darel Jamel route in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. The interception resulted in a fierce gun battle, during which five terrorists were neutralized.
Arrests and recoveries made during the operation
As a result of the engagement, 10 terrorists were apprehended, and various arms, logistics, and supplies were recovered by the troops. The seized items included bags of flour and detergent, mosquito nets, mosquito coils, sugar, and a sum of N246,235.00. These findings underscore the ongoing efforts to disrupt terrorist activities and dismantle their support networks.
Terrorist commander eliminated, surrender of 967 militants
To the successful interception, troops conducted an ambush that led to the elimination of a notorious Boko Haram/ISWAP commander named Naoib Jundullah. Furthermore, a significant number of militants surrendered to the military during the period under review, totaling 967 individuals, including adults and children. This demonstrates the increasing pressure faced by the terrorist groups and the willingness of some militants to abandon their cause.