September 27, 2022

….Announces Major-Gen Musa Danmadami as new DMO

The Nigerian military on Thursday, said five suspected foreign bandits, namely Muritala Wada, Saminu Sani, Shamisu Adamu, Salisu Saadu and Usman Ibrahim were recently arrested at Jibia in Jibia local government area of Katsina state.

The outgoing Director of Defence Media Operations, Major-General Bernard Onyeuko made the disclosure at the bi-weekly press briefing on the operational activities of Theatre of Operations across the country. Onyeuko said the terrorists were arrested on Monday, July 25, by troops on routine patrol in the area.

He also stated that troops neutralised ISWAP commander known as Bem Bem and arrested one Mallam Yahaya a notorious bandit informant in Sokoto. He said the informant has been on the tracking list of the Department of State Security for collaborating with bandits on the numerous attacks in Sabon Brini general area of Sokoto state.

According to him, troops also recovered 161 cattle, 8 camels, large consignment of clothing from terrorists after an encounter in Zango in Shinkafi local government area.

Hear Onyeuko: “In another operation in Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji on 6 August 2022 carried out successful strikes on key terrorists enclave and hideout located at Rudu forest in Katsina state. “The air interdiction led to the neutralization of a high profiled terrorist leader who has been on the wanted list of the military named Alhaji Abdulkareem Lawal (aka Abdulkareem Boss) and his foot soldiers.

“Credible intelligence report revealed that he was responsible for several terrorists attacks, animal rustling and kidnapping and was also known to regularly invite terrorists group from other areas and regions to join in the attack on his targets. “Report gathered from the locals revealed that the terrorists leaders was neutralized alongside 27 of foot soldiers. All recovered items and apprehended bandits were handed over to the relevant authority for further action.”

The incoming spokesman for the DMO, Major-General Musa Danmadami was announced in the course of the briefing.

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