Troops neutralize ISWAP Commander Abubakar Dan- Buduma, scores of other terrorists * 1,158 terrorists surrendered

The Defence Headsquarter has confirmed the killing of a prominent Commander of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) Abubakar Dan-Buduma and scores of other terrorists.

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor who confirmed the victory on the part of the troops, said Dan – Buduma met his Waterloo in airstrikes conducted by the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF). 

He  also disclosed that a notorious informant and logistic supplier of weapon to the Islamic State of West Africa Mallam Abba Sidi Lawan has been arrested . He was arrested at Auno town in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

General Irabor spoke through the Director of Defence Media Operations Major General Benard Onyeuko during the bi-weekly briefing on the Armed Forces of Nigeria’s operational activities said the operations led to the destruction of terrorists enclaves and their central workshop where vehicles are fabricated for vehicle borne Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

According to him, Nigerian troops in the last two weeks also conducted offensive  operational activities in Mallam Maja in Angua Baba, Kajimari, Mireri Villages in Dikwa Local Government Area, 

Damasak in Mobbar Local Government Area, Kwatara hill, Pulka-Kirawa, Ngimari, Gasa Zamani, Garat, Mbalula, Chabbo, Jabullam Kukawa Villages in Abadam and Baga Local Government Area, Sabon Gari in Damboa Local Government Area, Auno Town in Konduga Local Government Area,

 New Mante, Wurge and Da’ala village, Grusulu Dikwa-Marte, Amdaga, Balazola, Ndakaime, Jango Sabah and Gobara, Gwoza, Yamteke Gargash, Gumshe, Modu, Pala Pala, Kotokuma villages, Bogomari, Chachile, Bula Daloye,  Diffa near Nigeria/Niger border, Beji-Beji and Yimirgza villages in Askira-Uba and Chibok Local Government Area, Damboa-Bulabulin-Komala, Marte, Wulgo Ngurosoye along Bama-Banki Junction, Kopre Dutse Uku and Zah general area all in Borno State. 

Other location include; Butum Biyu village in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State , he said.

The troops within the period repelled  attempted attack on Nigerian Petroleum Product Company Depot in Diffa near Nigeria/Niger border in which unspecified number of terrorists were killed.

Major General Onyeuko further disclosed that in the fight the Joint Security Forces of Nigeria and Niger Republic successfully destroyed the 5GTs.

“Similarly, troops arrested Abdurrazaq Hudu a logistics supplier of Islamic State of West Africa Province at Mutum Biyu village in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State. 

In the process “troops recovered 49 AK 47 rifles, 728 rounds of 7.62mm, 4 MG’s, 1 G3 rfiles, 3 60mm mortar, 1 AA gun, 1 SMG, 6 Magazines, 1 hand grenade, 1 UXO anti tank RPG bomb, 11 dane guns, 1 gun tripod, 1 binocular, 5 bandoliers, 8 crowbas. 

“Other items recovered includes; 7 motorcycles, 31 bicycles, 4 heavy duty generators, 3 Canoes, 3 tri-cycles, 4 motorcycles, 22 sewing machines, 1 video camera, 4 grinding machines, 8 mobile phones, 4 cars, 4 trucks, 1 Toyota buffalo vehicle, 8 drums of grains, medical syringes and 43,000:00 Naira cash. 

A total number of 1,158 terrorists and their families surrendered to own troops within the period under review comprising 164 men, 367 women and 627 children, he said.

Also, troops neutralized 23 terrorists, rescued 619 civilians and arrested 19 terrorists. All surrendered Boko Haram Terrorists, recovered items, rescued civilians and captured terrorists have been handed over to appropriate authorities for further actions.