According to the Defence Headquarters, the armed forces have killed 30 of the terrorists who on Sunday attacked members of the Guards Brigade in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) neighborhood of Bwari.
At the bi-weekly news conference on military operations in Abuja, Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, director of defence media operations, said this.
According to Onyeuko, the operation was carried out between Sunday and Tuesday in conjunction with the air component of “Operation Whirl Punch” by members of the 7 Guards Battalion and 167 Special Force Battalion.
According to him, the army neutralized the terrorists in the villages of Kawu and Ido and destroyed their hideout and enclave.
He claims that during the mob up, the ground soldiers also found six motorcycles, two AK-47 guns, and one fully loaded LMG magazine.
“The hierarchy of the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security services wishes to reaffirm to all Nigerians its commitment and pact.
“In light of recent operations, we want to reassure FCT residents in particular that we are steadfast and unwavering in our pursuit of ensuring the protection of people and property.
“People should carry on with their regular activities as their safety is assured.
“As security is everyone’s concern, I hereby request your support and cooperation. Security authorities are urged to receive reports from residents about any odd people they see in their neighborhood. Say something if you notice something, he said.
Maj.-Gen. Jimmy Akpor, the director of defense information, asked the media to help the military in its efforts to thwart the nation’s enemies.
Regarding the voicemail apparently from a soldier participating in the incident that has been circulating on social media, Akpor said it was unnecessary to make inquiries about its veracity.