By Metohuey Michael Adoglo
It also said no fewer than 965 Boko Haram /Islamic State’s West Africa Province terrorists surrendered with the period.
The Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Bernard Onyeuko, who disclosed this during a briefing in Abuja, on Thursday, said a senior ISWAP commander, Mallam Ari, the Amirul Fiya in charge of Kirta Wulgo, and some foreign mercenaries fabricating Improvised Explosive Devices for the terrorists were killed during airstrikes in the period under review.
Onyeuko stated that the troops also destroyed ISWAP armory and warehouse, and arrested several terrorists, while assorted arms and ammunition were recovered in addition to gun trucks and other weapons.
In the North-West, Onyeuko said troops’ operational efforts resulted in the recovery of 40 AK-47 rifles, 90 rustled livestock, assorted arms and 340 rounds of different calibers of ammunition, 45 motorcycles and decimation of scores of bandits.
He added that the troops recovered 33 arms and 150 calibers of ammunition and 450 rustled livestock, among other items of security concern in the course of their operations.
He added that troops of the Operation Delta Safe discovered and destroyed 45 illegal refining sites, 72 cooking ovens, 127 metal storage tanks, 30 dugout pits, 47 pumping machines and nine tankers.
Onyeuko also said the troops recovered 2,531,000 litres of illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil and 2,807,000 litres of stolen crude oil, 20 coolants and nine tankers.