Atleast 410 members of the Darul Salam Terrorists group, including women and children, surendered to the troops of Operation Whirl Stroke and other security agencies at Uttu in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
The troops also destroyed the sect’s bomb-making factory and recovered several explosive devices.
This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday by the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations (DMO), Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Major General John Enenche.
Enenche said the terrorists surrendered on Tuesday, 25th August, while their camp was destroyed on Wednesday, 26th following actionable technical and human intelligence on the activities of the terrorists in the general area.
He informed that the troops recovered several Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) making materials at the location including 2 scales, 6 rocket launcher bombs, one bag of fertilizer and half a bag of gun powder.
Others are; 10 locally made hand grenades, one Rocket Propelled Grenade bomb fuse, one locally made Rocket Launcher, 2 Improvised Explosive Devices, 13 Improvised rocket bombs, amongst others.
“The camp was subsequently destroyed while troops are equally combing the surrounding forests for fleeing members of the sect”he added.