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DHQ releases names of terrorist commanders killed

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Military authorities in Nigeria on Thursday released the names of terrorist commanders killed during various operations in the Northern region of the country.

Major General Edward Buba, the Director, Defence Media Operations, disclosed the names to newsmen during press briefing in Abuja.

Buba noted that the terrorist commanders were rooted out in separate operations between January and March 2024.

The names of the terrorist kingpins are Abu Bilal Minuki (aka Abubakar Mainok) – Head of Is-Al Furqan Province (ISGS and ISWAP) and Haruna Isiya Boderi.

Haruna was a notorious terrorist who operated along Birnin Gwari Forest in Kaduna State as well as the Abuja Kaduna Highway. He was killed by troops on 21 Feb 24.

Others are Kachallah Damina (Neutralised on March 24 by troops. He was neutralised alongside over 50 combatants), Kachallah Alhaji Dayi, Kachallah Idi (Namaidaro), Kachallah Kabiru (Doka), Kachallah Azarailu (Farin-Ruwa), Kachallah Balejo, Ubangida, Alhaji Baldu among several others.

He added that a total of 2,351 terrorists were killed while 2,308 were arrested and 1,241 abducted victims were rescued during the period under review.

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