By Flower Agiji
The Nigerian military troop, Operation Whirl Punch have nabbed one of the masterminds of the terrorists’ attack that happened on the Abuja-Kaduna Train service on March 28, 2022, the Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami, has said.
He disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja during a press briefing. He also said the sum of $5,000 as well as other currency were recovered.
According to military, the nabbed suspect is one of the three terrorists apprehended by the troops at Damba community in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Feb. 14 during an offensive operation.
He said the operation also led to the recovery of two motorcycles, mobile phones, and some sundry items, adding that troops on fighting patrol neutralised seven terrorists at Ungwan Birni in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.
He said 83 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 50 rounds of 7.62mm special, and seven magazines, among other items, were recovered from the terrorists.
He also said troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, had within the period, neutralised 23 terrorists and arrested nine as well as rescued 23 abducted civilians.
“Specifically, on Feb. 13, an air interdiction operation was conducted based on an intelligence report that terrorists had gathered for a wedding ceremony at a location within Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State” he said.