Two Men arrested inside Bank trying to withdraw N14m from suspected Terrorism Financier’s account
Troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI have arrested two terrorists who were trying to withdraw 14 Million from the account of a terrorists sponsor, one Alhaji Abubakar.
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor said this through the Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO), Major General Musa Danmadami, at the biweekly press briefing at the Defence Headquarters, on Thursday.
While briefing newsmen on troops’ activities and operational successes recorded in the various operational theatres in six geo-political zones of the Country between 8th – 22nd September 2022, General Musa revealed that, “On 15th September 2022, troops arrested two suspected terrorist collaborators at Access Bank, PZ Branch in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State.”
According to him, the terrorists were arrested “while trying to withdraw the sum of N14,000,000.00 deposited into the account of one Alhaji Abubakar a suspected terrorist financier.
“Troops also conducted operational activities in villages, communities and towns in Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina and Kaduna State in the North West zone of the Country.
During the operations, troops neutralized 16 suspected terrorists and arrested 10 notorious terrorists at different locations in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
“While, five AK47 rifles, 10 rounds of 7.62mm special, 17 mobile phones, two motorcycles, three locally made rifles, three pairs of woodland camouflage, 118 rustled sheep, four boafeng radio and N29,250.00 cash among other items were recovered, while 21 civilians were rescued.”
All recovered items, arrested terrorists and rescued civilians, he said were handed over to relevant authority for further action.
He also noted that, the air component of Operation HADARIN DAJI on 13th September, 2022 conducted air interdiction operation at identified terrorist hideout in Dutse Babare in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The air strike, according to Musa, 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.
“Equally, another major feat was recorded with the neutralization of large number of terrorists at Kawari axis in Dan Musa Local Government Area of Katsina State.
It was revealed that the terrorist group has been responsible for the kidnapping and robbing of people in that general area. Reports, revealed that scores of terrorists were neutralized in the air attack.”
Speaking further on the operational activities of troops of Operation HADIN KAI in the North East Zone, General Musa, disclosed that, the theatre of operation have sustained aggressive operations to deny terrorists further freedom of action.
In furtherance to this, he noted that troops conducted fighting patrols, ambushes and clearance operations at communities, villages and towns in Kukawa, Monguno, Kaga, Dikwa, Biu, Damboa, Gwoza, Mafa, Konguda, Bama and Guzamala Local Government Areas all in Borno State.
“Troop neutralized two key Boko Haram Terrorists and Islamic State of West Africa Province commander on the 12th and 15th September, 2022 identified as Abu Asiya and Abu Ubaida (A Qaid) at Parisu and Sheruri general area in Sambisa forest respectively.
Consequently, within the period in review, troops were said to have neutralized 36 terrorists, rescued 130 civilians and arrested 46 suspected Boko Haram Terrorists as well as 12 suspected Boko Haram Terrorists and Islamic State of West Africa Province logistic suppliers.
Furthermore, 21 AK47 rifles, 163 rounds of 7.62mm special, two RPG bombs, 25 dane guns, four unexplosive ordinance stores, two bandoliers, 10 solar panels, 23 bicycles, 10 motorcycles, one tricycle, 19 cell phones, 28 torch lights, bags of assorted grains, 122 rustled sheep, and the sum of N203,125.00 was recovered among other items.
“Equally, a total of 368 suspected Boko Haram Terrorists and Islamic State of West Africa Province criminals and their families comprises of 53 adult males, 116 adult females and 214 children surrendered to own troops at different locations in the theatre.