The troops of the Nigerian Army have killed 120 fighters of the Boko Haram the Islamic Group of West Africa Terrorist groups in the operationsl areas of the North East in the past three weeks.

The Director, Defence Media Operations.
Major General Bernard Onyeuko, who gave the figure during a briefing in Abuja on Thursday, said that the troops also arrested 50 terrorists, and recovered arms and ammunition from them.

According to him, the troops recovered five gun trucks, 50 assorted arms, and 200 rounds of different calibers of ammunition.

He said the areas covered by the operations under review were Bama, Gwoza, Monguno, Kanduga, Damboa, Damasak, Gudumbali and Nganzi Local Government Area, Kukawa, Chibok as well as Sambisa Forest, KirtaWulgo in Marte Local Government of Borno State.

He added that the troops carried out several successful operations in locations in Adamawa and Yobe State around Goniri in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.

Onyeuko stated further that interdictions carried out by the fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force resulted in the elimination of top ISWAP Commanders and fighters .

He said that the Air Component bombarded ISWAP enclaves of Abbaganaram, BukarMairam, ChukumGudu and Jubilaram in Marte Local Government Area and neutralized scores of terrorists including high profile Commanders.

According to him, “An ISWAP senior commander Mallam Ari, the Amirul Fiya in charge of KirtaWulgo and some foreign mercenaries fabricating Improvised Explosive Device for the terrorist were killed during the airstrike.

He said that 25 Terrorists got drowned in the lake in an attempt to escape the strafing in which the ISWAP armoury and warehouse were also destroyed.

He stated further that the troops rescued 35 abducted civilians while “965 terrorists and their families and 550 children surrendered.”

“It is noteworthy to state that out of the 965 terrorists that surrendered within the period under review 104 are from ISWAP Camp that surrendered to own troops at Marte. The surrendered terrorist have been properly documented and handed over to the appropriate authorities for necessary action.” He added
[4:14 pm, 10/02/2022] Fidelis soriwei: Two sentenced to death for murder of Sex Worker in Anambra

An Anambra State High Court, in Onitsha have sentenced two men, Valentine Umezinwa and Emeka Okolonji, to death.

They were arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder of a sex worker, Blessing Eze (Golden).

The convicts lured, murdered and dumped Blessing’s body near Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) roundabout in Onitsha.

Justice D. A. Onyefulu stated that the prosecution proved its case against the duo beyond reasonable doubt.

The judge said they failed to show enough reason why justice should be tempered with mercy.

“The counsel has the option to appeal as well as go through the Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy as the Governor has the final say,” he averred.

The prosecutor, N. S. Emeka, said justice had been served on the deceased, the state and the convicts.

Defence counsel, Chimezie Okeke, disclosed that they would approach the Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy.


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