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Terrorists’ Camps Uncovered In Abuja – Defense HQ

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Two terrorists’ camps located in Deidei Abattoir, a suburb in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), and Dukpa village in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja have been uncovered.

Troops of Nigerian Army Guards Brigade, who uncovered the camps also arrested at least eight of the terrorists during a raid carried out on their hideouts while large catches of ammunition were also uncovered.

The newly appointed Director, Defense Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami, disclosed this to journalists at Defense Headquarters in Abuja.

Danmadami listed five AK-47 rifles, three pump action guns, machetes and knives as well as large quantities of items suspected to be cannabis sativa, as parts of cache of arms and ammunition recovered.

Two officers and six soldiers were killed in an ambush by the terrorists in Bwari a few weeks ago – the development that caused fear among residents of the nation’s capital.

Though there have been speculations about the existence of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) sleeper cells in the FCT, the military has, however, confirmed the speculation.

Confirming that, the DDMO said, ”On 13 August 2022 troops of Guards Brigade raided some suspected terrorist hideout at Deidei Abattoir in Abuja Municipal Area Council and Dupka village in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory.

”During the raid operation 8 suspected terrorist were arrested, 5 AK47 rifles and 3 pump action gun were recovered, while large quantities of items suspected to be cannabis sativa, 3 machetes, knives among other items were also recovered.”

Speaking on the theatres of operation in the Northeast, North West and North Central, the Director said the military has continued the massive deployment of air power against the terrorists and bandits.

He added, “troops in the North East theatre of operation conducted several operations in Gwashiri, Pulka-Kirawa axis, Amanwa village, Tungushe,, Bama town, Mulgwai village, Kwatara, Gubio, Kekeno, Dogon Chuku, Miringa Market and Monguno town all in Borno State as well as, Buni Yadi – Jauro Bashin in Yobe State.

“During the operations, troops neutralized 12 terrorists, recovered 18 AK47 rifles, 1 RGP, 2 FN rifles, 83 rounds of 7.62mm special, 13 bicycles, one golf car, large quantity of substance suspected to be cannabis sativa, bags of maize, six grenade, four mobile phones, 47 rustled cattle, six donkeys, 20 cartons of super cereal, 51 Jerricans of groundnut oil, two cartons of cigarettes, medical suppliers, food stuffs and 40 pairs of male and female clothing.

“Troops also arrested 8 suspected terrorists, 4 logistic suppliers, rescued 4 civilians and the sum of N1,005,360.00 cash. Also as troops of Operation HADIN KAI continue to consolidates on their success against the terrorists more of them surrendered to own troops within the period under review, a total of 1,652 BHT members and their families have surrendered to own troops at different location.

The number comprises of 320 adult males, 442 women and 890 children”.

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