A prominent Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) Commander, Abubakar Dan-Buduma has been killed alongside 62 other terrorists by the Nigerian military.
Troops also arrested 79 others and rescued 179 kidnapped victims across the North West within three weeks.
Spokesperson of the Nigerian army, Maj.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko who confirmed the development, also told reporters in Abuja on Thursday that 592 rustled cattle were recovered.
The terrorists’ informants and logistics suppliers were also arrested in different theatres of operations between April 7 and 28.
Onyeuko added that troops have continued to record successes across Katsina, Zamfara and Kaduna State, leading to recovery of 45 different assorted weapons, 80 rounds of different caliber ammunition and 50 motorcycles during the period.
“Troops neutralised 23 terrorists, rescued 619 civilians, and arrested 19 terrorists. Troops responded to a distress call of terrorists’ attack at Wanzamai in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
“Troops also rescued 179 civilians, neutralised 62 terrorists and apprehended 100 terrorists. All recovered items, rescued and apprehended terrorists were handed over to the appropriate authorities for further action.”