Nigerian troops of the 7th Division today recaptured the town of Dikwa in Borno State, killing at least 20 insurgents belonging to Islamist group, Boko Haram. The Nigerian soldiers also recovered caches of ammunition from the Islamist insurgents, according to a military spokesman.
Colonel Tukur Gusau, a spokesman of the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army, revealed the routing of the insurgents in an address to reporters at Maimalari cantonment, Maiduguri. Colonel Gusau showed the reporters the weapons recovered from Boko Haram fighters.
The military spokesman stated that soldiers seized 10 rifles, anti-aircraft guns, general-purpose machine guns, and anti-armor special bullets. Other items captured from the Boko Haram fighters included a techno phone and three MTN SIM cards.
“Our troops killed at least 20 Islamist terrorists during a fierce battle with them. We succeeded in recapturing Dikwa town from them,” Colonel Gusau stated.
He added: “I can tell that our troops are in control of Dikwa and beyond. Boko Haram fighters are not in control of any of our territory, and the operations continue.”