Troops attached to the Operation Hadarin Daji have arrested two suspected collaborators of terrorists’ financiers inside a commercial bank in Zaria, Kaduna state.
The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.- Gen. Musa Danmadami, explained that the suspects were arrested at Access Bank, PZ branch Zaria, while trying to withdraw the sum of Fourteen Million Naira (14,000,000.00) deposited into the account of one Alhaji Abubakar, a suspected terrorist financier.
He added that security agencies have launched manhunt for Alhaji Abubakar over his activities.
He disclosed these while updating journalists on the successes of military operations across the country between September 8 and September 22 2022.
Danmadami also said troops of Operation HADIN KAI theatre of operation in the North-East killed two key Boko Haram terrorists/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) commanders identified as Abu Asiya and Abu Ubaida (A Qaid) at Parisu and Sheruri general area in Sambisa forest.
According to him, within the period in review, troops neutralized 36 terrorists, rescued 130 civilians and arrested 46 suspected terrorists as well as 12 suspected Boko Haram logistic suppliers.
Items recovered from them, according to him, include 21 AK47 rifles, 163 rounds of 7.62mm special, 2 RPG bombs, 25 dane guns, 4 unexplosive ordinance store, 2 bandoliers, 10 solar panels, 23 bicycles, 10 motorcycles, 1 tricycle, 19 cell phones, 28 torch lights, bags of assorted grains, 122 rustled sheep, and the sum of N203,125.00.
Speaking further, Danmadami said the air component of Operation HADARIN DAJI on 13 Sep 2022 conducted air interdiction operation at identified terrorist hideout in Dutse Babare in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina state led to the neutralization of a terrorist leader identified as Ibrahim Dangawo and other members of his gang.
“Similar, operation was carried out at Gidan Guga in Faskari Local Government Area also in Katsina state, at an identified terrorist enclave. The airstrike led to the neutralization of a terrorist kingpin known as Babaru who has been on the wanted list of security agents,” he added.