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Troops kill 36 terrorists, arrest 2 accomplices, rescue 130 people in Borno

The Nigerian military has said that troops of Operation Hadin Kai neutralised at least 36 Boko Haram Terrorists and rescued about 130 persons within the last two weeks.

According to the military, during the period under review, troops arrested two people suspected of being major terrorist collaborators.

Major General Musa Danmadami, Director of Defence Media Operations, revealed this on Thursday during the biweekly media briefing at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.

General Danmadami said the troops of  have arrested the collaborators while they were attempting to withdraw the sum of 14 million naira deposited by a terrorist financier who goes by the name Alhaji Abubakar.

The military spokesman further disclosed that the two suspects who are in their twenties were arrested following days of investigation by a joint military taskforce.

He, however, stressed that the details of the financier are still sketchy.

According to him, a total of 368 terrorists including their families have surrendered to the troops within the same period.

Two key Boko Haram Terrorists/Islamic State of West Africa province commanders identified as Abu Asiya and Abu Ubaida were killed at Parisu and Sheruri general area within the Sambisa forest.

General Danmadami added that 36 other suspected Boko Haram Terrorists were arrested while 12 of the insurgent’s logistic suppliers were also apprehend and are all being interrogated in custody.

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