Defence Headquarters on Thursday said troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, on May 21, arrested one, Jabe Buba, a foreigner and notorious terrorist informant, at Garuwa village, in Tambuwal Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, the Director, Defence Media Operations, said this while briefing newsmen on military operations across Nigeria, between May 19 and June 2, in Abuja.
Onyeuko revealed that pictures and video of Buba posing with rifles in the forest were found in his cellphone and the sum of N130,000 was recovered from him during the operation.
According to him, the troops also recovered 292 cattle and one camel during an encounter with terrorists at Dampo village, in Bakura Local Government Area of Zamfara.
In Operation Whirl Stroke, Onyeuko said the troops neutralized a kidnapping gang leader and two others who were all dressed in military uniform along Zakibiam-Ugba road in Benue and rescued one victim.
He said items recovered include one Toyota Corolla vehicle, three fully loaded magazines (90 rounds of 7.62mm special), one AK 47 rifle, and an ATM card bearing Felix Terzenqwe.
Onyeuko said a notorious gun runner, Mr Morris Ayitu, was arrested alongside his wife and an accomplice, after a raid at his residence in Abirisi, in the Guma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
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