Today we remember our fallen heroes, men, and women of the Armed Forces who have paid the supreme price to safeguard our nation’s peace, security, and stability.
On Thursday, the Federal Government reeled out the Defense headquarters’ accomplishments. It announced that Nigerian soldiers killed 1,805 Boko Haram insurgents/terrorists in the North East and 473 bandits in the North West over ten months in 2020.
In a release titled “Security Check List As Nigeria Marks Armed Forces Remembrance Day,” the media adviser to the President, Femi Adesina, who made this public, also stated that from 18 March to 30 December 2020. The military neutralized 2,403 criminal elements, including terrorists, bandits, kidnappers, cattle rustlers, etc., across the country in addition to scores of other terrorists and armed bands, etc.
Through Operation Lafiya Dole in the North East, he explained that the military killed 1,805 insurgents and terrorists, including commanders apart from several others killed via air raids and attack by troops.
“In the North East, 200 kidnapped victims were rescued by troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE. A total of 1,385 rounds of ammunition, 45 grenades, and 95 assorted rifles were recovered from BHT/ISWAP fighters. Also, several gun trucks were captured, while some others were destroyed during airstrikes. Additionally, within the period, a total of 79 arrests were made, including high-value targets.”