Security headquarters said Operation Hadin Kai troops in Borno state had seized various weapons and ammunition and arrested a foreign intelligence detective in Sokoto.
DHQ said the military also rescued at least 100 family members from terrorists in the past three weeks.
He added that 33 family members who were rescued were women, noting that 14 terrorists were killed, and 15 were arrested during their campaign in Borno between May 19 and June 2, 2022.
Speaking at a media briefing on military operations on Thursday, the director, media defense unit, Major General Benard Onyeuko, soldiers also recovered a number of weapons and ammunition from terrorists.
He said, “On May 31, 2022, the military withdrew the terrorist attack at the Firm Base Arege in the Abadam Local Government Area of Borno State. During the attack, the soldiers responded with heavy explosions and severely wounded the terrorists while others fled in panic.
In total, the soldiers recovered 10 AK47 rifles, five AK56 rifles, two FN rifles, 227 7.62mm rifles, seven AK47 rifles, one PKM rifle, an AA rifle one, 164 AA bullets, 111 rifles, one Shilka. one shilka tank, two dane rifles, two Improvised Explosive Device, one car engine, four trolleys and one water pump.
“The military also rescued 100 members of a terrorist family, including 33 women. Troops also killed 14 terrorists and arrested 15 others. As a result, all the families of the arrested terrorists, who have been rescued and their belongings have been handed over to the appropriate authorities for further action. ”
Onyeuko also said that in recent weeks soldiers had recovered nine AK47 rifles, 100 rounds of 7.62mm rifles, 458 stolen cattle, 20 motorcycles, and rescued 152 people.
He said Jabe Buba, a terrorist from Garuwa village in Tambuwa Local Government Area of Sokoto State, had been arrested following an intelligence report.
“Pictures and videos of him throwing guns in the bush were found on his phone and N130,000.00 was recovered from him.
“Also, soldiers killed 18 criminals and arrested 25 criminals. Therefore, all the detainees, the rescuers and the findings have been handed over to the appropriate authorities for further action. ”
He said collectively, over the past three weeks, the military had found and destroyed 40 illegal refineries, 165 steel tanks, 72 ovens, 23 boreholes and five wooden boats.
“107,400 liters of crude oil, 456,450 liters of AGO, 6,250 liters of PMS, six trucks, three exit engines, and one AK 47 rifle were recovered. The military also arrested 21 criminals. All the findings of the arrested criminals have been handed over to the relevant authorities for further action, ”he added.