Military nabs two suspected terrorists’ collaborators, identifies sponsor
Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have apprehended two terrorists’ collaborators in Zaria, Kaduna State, who’re linked to at least one Alhaji Abubakar, their financier.
The Director, Defence Media Operations, Musa Danmadami, a serious normal, made this recognized on the bi-weekly information briefing on the operations of the armed forces on Thursday in Abuja.
Mr Danmadami mentioned the suspects have been apprehended on 15 September at Entry Financial institution, PZ Department in Zaria whereas making an attempt to withdraw the sum of N14 million deposited into the account of the mentioned suspected terrorist financier.
He mentioned the related companies have been working assiduously to trace the mentioned financier and others who had been fingered for terrorism financing.
The director mentioned the navy and different safety companies remained dedicated to apprehending all terrorism financiers and collaborators within the nation.
Mr Danmadami additionally mentioned the troops performed operational actions in villages, communities and cities in Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina and Kaduna States throughout the interval and neutralised 16 terrorists.
He added that troops additionally arrested 10 infamous terrorists and rescued 21 kidnapped civilians at totally different places within the Chikun Native Authorities Space of Kaduna State.
In keeping with him, the air part on 13 September, performed air interdiction operation at an recognized terrorist hideout in Dutse Babare in Jibia Native Authorities Space of Katsina State.
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“The air strike led to the neutralisation of a terrorist chief recognized as Ibrahim Dangawo and different members of his gang.
“Related, operation was carried out at Gidan Guga in Faskari Native Authorities Space additionally in Katsina State, at an recognized terrorist enclave.
“The airstrike led to the neutralisation of a terrorist kingpin often known as Babaru who has been on the needed listing of safety brokers,” he mentioned.
Mr Danmadami mentioned the troops additionally neutralised a lot of terrorists in an air raid at Kawari axis in Danmusa Native Authorities Space of Katsina State.
He mentioned it was revealed that the terrorist group had been liable for kidnapping and theft incidents within the space.
Within the North-central, Mr Danmadami mentioned the Commander, Operation Secure Haven, on 10 September, held a joint peace summit to sensitise communities in Plateau State on the necessity for peaceable coexistence.
He mentioned the summit was a part of a non-kinetic strategy to resolving lingering safety challenges within the state.
He mentioned the air part of Operation Whirl Punch on 8 September, carried out an air interdiction operation at an recognized terrorist hideout at Gaude, Shiroro Native Authorities Space of Niger State, killing scores of terrorists.
“It was additional revealed that every one the assaults round Shiroro have been orchestrated from this location and consequently, the hideout was bombarded.
“Suggestions, revealed that a number of terrorists have been neutralized with others fleeing with numerous levels of accidents.
“Additionally, two suspected gun runners enroute Onitsha to Abuja have been arrested by personnel of the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company alongside Okene-Lokoja highway in Kogi State.
“Objects recovered from the suspects have been 12 pump motion weapons and 374 cartridges.
“The arrested suspects and recovered gadgets have been handed over to the Nigerian Police for additional motion,” he mentioned.
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