Aftermath of Kaduna train bombing: Military raids kill over 20 terrorists – Nexus News
Few days after the Kaduna-Abuja train blast, the Nigerian Air Force attack jet, on Wednesday, allegedly killed not less than 34 terrorists in a forest between Kaduna and Niger states.
Military sources stated that those eliminated were reportedly behind the violence.
A source said: “Upon receiving credible information that at about 2:00p.m on March 30, 2022, about 70 terrorists on 40 motorcycles and some on foot, were sighted moving towards Akilibu-Sarkin Pawa Road, near Mangoro Village.
“The air component of Operation Thunder Strike swiftly scrambled an aircraft to intercept and neutralize the terrorists.”
Also, troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), under Operation Lake Sanity (OPLS) in the North East, killed dozens of terrorists in the Lake Chad region.
The bandits were killed during a clearance operation in the area bordering Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger.
A counter-terrorism expert, Zagazola Makama, yesterday, in Maiduguri, said that the operation was to take out the remnants of Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists from the borders of the Lake and Basin.
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According to him, the counter-terrorism operations are producing positive results to reestablish peace in the Lake Chad region.
He said during the March 28 joint operations, 21 women and 20 children were saved by the Army.
Besides, he added that the regions of Cemente, Bagadaza, Zanari and Wulgo in Ngala council area of Borno State were also freed of terrorists during the expedition.
On the continuous attacks, he said: “There were two encounters with the Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists at the Zanari hideouts,” saying that the twin attack was decisively address with.
He said that this forced some of the insurgents to flee with gunshot wounds towards Lake Chad.
Items obtained included two gun trucks, 18 motorcycles, while 22 bicycles were destroyed.
Other weapons recovered included two rocket-propelled grenade tubes, three rocket-propelled grenade bombs, an NBST gun, two machine guns, three GPMG belts and a rifle magazine with 600 rounds of ammunition.