Military Eliminates Seven High-Ranking Terrorist Commanders- Defence Minister

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The Minister of Defence, Muhammad Badaru, announced today that security forces have successfully eliminated seven top terrorist commanders in recent months.

The revelation came during his visit to the Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Jaji, Kaduna State.

Minister Badaru noted a marked improvement, stating that incidents of banditry in the North West zone have decreased compared to previous levels.

He attributed this progress to the military’s aggressive pursuit of bandits, deploying advanced surveillance technology to trace and neutralize them effectively.

Minister Badaru emphasized the success of non-kinetic strategies, revealing that many insurgents are surrendering.

He outlined the military’s commitment to accepting, de-radicalizing, and reintegrating repentant insurgents back into society, while affirming continued decisive action against those who persist in violence.

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During his tour of military facilities and formations within the cantonment, Minister Badaru highlighted the significance of specialized training in counter-insurgency operations.

However,He announced plans to train 2,400 special forces, with the initial phase commencing with 800 military personnel, demonstrating the government’s commitment to strengthening security measures.

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