The Defence Headquarters says troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria have, in the last two weeks, killed a total of 151 terrorists and apprehended 456 others in different operations across the country.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, stated this while giving an update on military operations across the country in Abuja.

Buba said the troops of Operation Hadin Kai killed 44 terrorists, arrested 21 and rescued four kidnapped hostages during the period.

He said the troops recovered 17 AK47 rifles, three locally fabricated rifles, three locally-made guns, one Berretta pistol, three Dane guns and 116 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo.

Buba said the troops arrested some suspected terrorist collaborators in Jere and Biu in Borno, as well as Gujba Local Government Area in Yobe.The director said that the offensive resulted in the elimination of terrorists and the recovery of arms and ammunition.

He added that the air components of the various operations had continued to annihilate the terrorists from their various hideouts with a series of air interactions (NAN).