The Nigerian military involved in the ongoing Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency (CT COIN) operations in the North-east, has killed over 50 members of the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) group in Borno State, as well as cattle rustlers in four states of the North-west within the last 48 hours.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, said that the military achieved this feat following reliable information on the presence of some Boko Haram terrorists n parts of Borno State.
According to Usman, troops of 113 Battalion conducted a fighting patrol to Dunga general area on Thursday during which they discovered and destroyed a Boko Haram terrorists’ camp at Alajeri village in Guzamala Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State.
In the operation, he said, the troops killed 40 Boko Haram terrorists and captured 1 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), a Rocket Propelled Grenade 7 ( RPG 7), six AK-47 rifles, and two Fabrique Nationale rifles.
He listed other items recovered to include 10 magazines, 188 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and 64 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.
“Other items recovered by the troops included three mobile phones, six copies of Holy Quran and 20 Motorcycles,” he stated.
He noted that the “troops are in high spirits because of the success of the operation coupled with the fact that there was no casualty or injury on the part of the troops”.
He also assured that the “operations to clear all known Boko Haram terrorists camps and hideouts are ongoing as troops remain committed to the clearance and apprehension of the BHT in the country”.