Mr Buba said the operational successes were achieved in the last two weeks in various land and air operations.
Troops were said to have apprehended two notorious kidnappers – Abdulrazaq Umar and Idris Abdullahi at Heipang in Barkin Ladi LGA, Plateau.
The military says it remains apolitical and will not want to be dragged into any form of political bias.
The boat, popularly called “Cotonou Boat,” was suspected to be carrying large sums of illegally refined oil products.
Defence Spokesman Bernard Onyeuko gives updates on military operations around the North in the past two weeks.
The Nigerian Air Force has attributed its “accurate” killing of Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists to collaboration with other security forces.