Troops neutralise 43 terrorists, nab 39 collaborators, 967  surrender

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Thursday, said troops of Operations Hadin Kai and Operation Hadarin Daji in the North-west have neutralised 43 terrorists, apprehended 39 collaborators and logistics suppliers in the North-east and North-west in the last two weeks.

The military high command also said 967 terrorists comprising of 82 males, 354 females and 531 children surrendered to troops at different locations within the joint area of operations in the last two weeks.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig-Gen Abdullahi Haruna Ibrahim, disclosed this during the bi-weekly media briefing on successes recorded by the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN), and other security agencies in the fight against terrorism, banditry and other security challenges across the six geo-political zones of the country.

He said  between 17 and 18 June 2023, troops in conjunction with hybrid forces conducted fighting patrols to Kashimeri general area and cleared terrorists enclaves at Ajikawuri, Kuramari, Mbbalari, Kashimari, Muskanari, Gajibo Maila in Konduga, Dikwa, Gwoza, Bama, Ngala and Mobbar Local Government Areas of Borno state.

 He revealed that during the operations, troops made contact with the terrorists and neutralized 5 terrorists, captured 3 while others fled. 

“Troops also recovered 3 AK47 rifles, 2 dane guns, 16 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, 1 x 36 hand grenade, 1 Unexploded Explosive Ordinance, 3 motorcycles, 3 bags of grains and other valuable items,” he said.

He also said that the on 22 June 2023, following intelligence report on terrorists crossing from Cameroon to Nigeria, troops laid ambush along Bula Yobe-Darel Jamel in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State and made contact with the terrorists. Following a fire fight, troops neutralized 5 Boko Haram Terrorists/Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists and recovered 1 bag each of flour and detergent.

 Furthermore, Ibrahim said between 15 and 20 June 2023, troops arrested 10 Boko Haram Terrorists/Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists collaborators and suppliers at different locations within the general area of operations and recovered some logistic supplies meant for the terrorists include mosquito nets, mosquito coils, 2 bags of sugar and the sum of Two Hundred and Forty Six Thousand Two Hundred and Thirty Five Naira (N246, 235.00) only.

104 non-serving senators hail Akpabio on NASS principal officers (4)

By Benjamin Samson

Abuja

Four hundred and four (104) members of APC Non-Serving Senators Group have commended President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio for his exemplary efforts in constituting the leadership of the 10th Senate.

Convener of the group, Senator Basheer Lado made this known in a statement made available to Blueprint on Thursday.

The group said the composition of the leadership of the 10th Senate reflects a remarkable display of leadership, inclusivity and commitment to the overall progress and welfare of the nation.

It called on all Nigerians to rally behind the Senate President and the entire leadership of the 10th Senate as they embark on the mission to serve the nation and enact impactful legislation that reflects the aspirations of the Nigerian people.

“The APC Non-Serving Senators Group is pleased to extend its heartfelt commendation and support to Senate President Godswill Akpabio. 

“The APC Non- Serving Senators Group acknowledges the Senate President’s meticulous approach in assembling a leadership team that embraces the principles of unity and fairness.

“By including individuals from diverse backgrounds and affiliations, Senator Akpabio has reinforced the spirit of democracy within the Senate, fostering an environment where all voices are heard and reflected.

“While we acknowledge that not all aspirants may have secured deserved positions, we urge those individuals to join hands with the appointed principle officers in the spirit of unity and collaboration.

$The APC Non-Serving Senators pledges its unwavering support to the Senate President and the entire leadership of the 10th senate. We remain committed to upholding the values of our party, and we are confident that under the guidance of Senator Godswill Akpabio, the 10th senate will achieve remarkable milestones and make significant contributions towards a prosperous Nigeria,” the statement reads.