SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian army says it has killed 23 Boko Haram insurgents and recovered weapons during its clearance operation in villages in the Lake Chad region.
This was disclosed in a statement by Jude Texas Chukwu, Director, army public relations, in Maiduguri on Tuesday.
He said many terrorists escaped with gunshot injuries during the encounter with troops revealing that the operation was conducted by troops of 153 task force battalion in conjunction with the support of its Cameroonian defence forces counterpart.
He listed items recovered during the operation to include six AK 47 rifles, two FN rifles, eight AK 47 rifle magazines, 33 rounds of 7.62 mm NATO ammunition, one link of 7.62mm NATO and two motorcycles.
He added that the troops had earlier cleared numerous villages in the Lake Chad region, including Bulakeisa, Tumbuma Babba, Abbaganaram and Dan Baure, among others.