Six members of the Boko Haram group were killed after the Nigerian soldiers raided some of their hideouts in the remote areas of Borno State.
Sani Usman who is the spokesman of the Nigerian army said that a 192 Battalion, 26 Task Force Brigade were sent out for Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the unstable area of northeast Nigeria.
Usman said that the troops attacked the terrorists’ hideouts in Dissa and Patawe in Borno State.
“During the operation, the troops neutralized 6 Boko Haram terrorists and wounded several others. They also recovered an AK-47 Rifle, 1 AK-47 Magazine loaded with 9 rounds of ammunition, 22 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 3 Bicycles and 3 Bags of Groundnut”, the statement reads”.
“The team also recovered the sum of Twenty-Nine Thousand and Forty Naira (N29,040.00k) on the body of one of the terrorists”.
“In a related development, troops of 82 Division Task Force Battalion attached to 26 Task Force Brigade intercepted and ambushed a Boko Haram terrorist logistics supplier at a crossing point around Daushe village today. The team recovered a Bag of Sorghum, Basketful of provisions and other sundry items. The troops also rescued a 36 years old woman with gunshot wounds enroute back”.
Based on reports since December 2016, many civilians and military have died when Boko Haram’s Camp Zairo in the Sambisa forest fell.
Despite the increasing numbers of dead soldiers, still the Nigerian soldiers pursue the takedown of the terrorists’ camps outside the forest and many of the group’s members were killed.