Defence Headquarters on Thursday said 4,770 terrorists comprising 864 adult males, 1,415 women and 2,490 children surrendered to the Nigerian troops between June 1 and June 15, in the North East.
The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, made this know at the bi-weekly news conference on the operations of armed forces on Thursday, in FCT.
Onyeuko said the intensified operations of troops of Operation Hadin Kai across the North East Zone led to the rescue of abducted persons, neutralising of terrorists, arrest of terrorist members, recovery of arms and ammunition and other security-related items.
Onyeuko said the troops of 152 Battalion had between June 17 and June 21, met with fleeing Boko Haram Terrorist/Islamic State West Africa Province fighters at Buduwa in Bama Local Government Area of Borno and eliminated seven of them.
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