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Insecurity: Bloody week for terrorists

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…Troops kill over 85 B’Haram, ISWAP fighters in Yobe, Borno
…Police kill five gunmen setting houses, shops ablaze in Imo

IN a new twist in government’s fight against nationwide insecurity, many terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements met their waterloo when they were raided by Nigerian troops in North East. 

  While over 45 terrorists died when air operations component of Operation Whirl Punch raided a Boko Haram/ Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) camp in Bama, Bama Local Government Area of Borno State on Thursday, over 10 gunmen died when troops of 21 Amoured Brigade stormed an illegal market established by the terrorists in Daula Market, Bararam village on Wednesday.

  Similarly, troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) neutralised no fewer than 29 terrorists and arrested 55 while rescuing 52 kidnapped victims in the past week.

  New Director of Defence Media Operation, Major Gen. Musa Danmadami gave the figures during his maiden weekly news briefing in Abuja, yesterday.

  According to Danmadami, troops posted the feat in collaboration with local vigilante operatives in the area.

  He also said that caches of arms and ammunition were recovered.

  In a related development, Niger State Police Command said it arrested 45 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers and cultists in the last week.

  The command also rescued some victims from the kidnappers’ hideouts.

  Commissioner of Police in Niger State, Mr. Monday Bala Kuryas, said they achieved the feat through the command’s tactical team’s cooperation with vigilante group and local hunters.

  In another development, five gunmen were shot dead in Imo State when they were accosted by a team of mobile police men following a tip off while the bandits were setting more than 10 houses and shops ablaze in Izombe, Oguta Local Government Area.

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  Residents said the gun men started attacking the community from 4:30 pm on Thursday, before the police operatives swooped on them.

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