Troops rescue 20 kidnapped policemen in Yobe state - DHQ

The Defence Headquarters has announced that troops of Operation Hadin Kai have rescued 20 policemen abducted by terrorists in Buni Yadi, Yobe. 


 Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko in a statement released on Thursday December 9, further revealed that troops recorded the feat during various operations in the past two weeks.


Onyeuko also revealed that as troops continued to battle the insurgents, some terrorists and their families in the area surrendered.


The statement read; 


“Cumulatively, a total 62 terrorist elements were neutralized and 28 of them were arrested, while 54 assorted arms and 144 rounds of the different calibre of ammunition were recovered.

“Also, a total of 101 rustled livestock were recovered and 20 kidnapped NPF personnel, who were abducted when the terrorists attacked the Police Division, were rescued by own troops at Buni Yadi within the period.

“A total of 192 terrorists and their families comprising 51 adult males, 67 adult females and 74 children surrendered to own troops within the period.

“The surrendered terrorists were properly profiled and handed over to appropriate authorities for necessary actions.”