Military Strikes Down Terrorist Leader

Military Strikes Down Terrorist Leader

The Capture of Ali Kachala Kawaje and Other Terrorist Commanders

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has confirmed the successful operation that led to the elimination of a wanted terrorist leader, Ali Kachala Kawaje, along with 38 other terrorist commanders in Niger State. The DHQ also stated that it is closing in on other wanted terrorists.

Air Strikes and Arrests

During the week in focus, the military conducted aggressive air flights on confirmed locations where terrorist commanders and their foot soldiers were active. These strikes resulted in the neutralization of 38 terrorist commanders and their foot soldiers, while 159 of them were arrested.

Neutralized Terrorist Commanders

In recent major air strikes, several top terrorist commanders were neutralized. One of them was Machika, a notorious bomb expert and the younger brother of another notorious terrorist called Dogo Gide. Other prominent terrorist leaders, Haro and Dan Muhammadu were also neutralized. Haro was known for his expertise in kidnapping, while Dan Muhammadu specialized in assault operations. Additionally, Ali Alhaji Alheri, also known as Kachalla Ali Kawaje, responsible for the abduction of students from Federal University Gusau, was neutralized in Munya LGA of Niger State.

Continued Pursuit of Terrorist Leadership

The military is determined to hunt down other prominent terrorist leaders and engage them wherever they are hiding. These leaders will face the same fate as those already neutralized.

Arrest of IPOB/ESN Commander

Troops also made an important arrest of a prominent commander of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate, the Eastern Security Network (ESN). Uchechukwu Akpa, along with three other sub-commanders, was apprehended during a raid on their hideout in Enugu State. They were planning to take over the leadership of the IPOB/ESN Auto Pilot Command Enugu State Chapter and attack troop locations.

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Rescue Operations and Recovery of Weapons

In addition to the arrests, troops rescued 89 kidnapped hostages and recovered a significant number of weapons. The recovered arsenal included 20 AK47 rifles, four pump action guns, five locally fabricated rifles, and various other firearms. The troops also confiscated stolen products worth N161,232,500.

Other Recovered Items

Alongside the weapons, the military seized 1,194 assorted ammunition, 15 live cartridges, and a range of magazines and empty rounds. They also recovered five vehicles, 14 mobile phones, 32 motorcycles, one laptop, and a sum of N1,123,800.00.

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