Infiltration Reports: Nigerian Military Intensifies Hunt for Jihadists From Benin Republic, Recovers Varieties of Weapons | #NwokeukwuMascot


Nigerian Military Headquarters Targets Jihadists Amid Suspected Infiltration From Benin Republic | #NwokeukwuMascot

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The Defence Headquarters (HQ) Abuja has said it has ramped up its intelligence efforts to root out terrorists across Nigeria, while reacting to reports that Sahel fighters have entered through Benin Republic.

According to the Clingendael Institute, jihadists have established bases in Niger and Kebbi states, with militant activity growing in Benin Republic's zones controlled by Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin.

Maj Gen Edward Buba, the Director of Defence Media Operations, reaffirmed the military's commitment to flushing out terrorists, stating, "Our focus is on eliminating terrorists and their support networks."

Highlighting recent successes, Buba reported the killing of 220 terrorists and the rescue of 202 kidnapped victims. 

Additionally, he said substantial weapons seizures and anti-oil theft operations were conducted in the South-South region.

He detailed, "Troops recovered a variety of weapons, including rifles, grenades, and ammunition, alongside vehicles and substantial cash sums."

The military said it would continues to deploy significant force to disrupt terrorist activities nationwide, prioritising security for farmers during the rainy season.

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