At least five suspected Boko Haram terrorists were gunned down on Thursday and 63 people held captive by the militants were rescued, the Nigerian Army said in a statement.
“Today, Army Headquarters Special Forces Team B, 7 Division Garrison, conducted fighting patrol in which they cleared Boko Haram terrorists hideout at Lawin Meleri, Matiri Bulaka and Aljeri villages.
“During the operation, they killed 5 Boko Haram terrorists and also rescued 63 persons held captives by the terrorists,” said a statement by Army spokesman Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.
Colonel Usman said the troops recovered a Dane gun and a Light Machine Gun Bipod Stand and detonated an Improvised Explosive Device enroute.
He said the Nigerian troops also destroyed Haram spiritual power base at the Alagarno forest in Borno State.
“In continuation of their offensive clearance operations of remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the North East, today (Thursday) troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force
Battalion of 25 Task Force Brigade, 7 Division Nigerian Army, demystified Boko Haram terrorists spiritual power base at the Alagarno forest, Borno State.