The Nigerian Army has forced Boko Haram terrorists to retreat further into the Lake Chad region, killing six terrorists in the process.
This was announced in a press release issued on Tuesday.
According to the press release, soldiers also arrested two terrorists and recovered various weapons and ammunitions from them.
Read the military press statement below:
In continuation of ongoing efforts to rout Boko Haram terrorists in its area of responsibility, troops of 7 Brigade Special Forces, 8 Task Force Division have dislodged terrorists who have been gathering in Dawashi Gari village, in an area bordering the Lake Chad.
In an engagement this morning, gallant soldiers of the division killed 4 terrorists, while others fled, abandoning their motorcycles, which were recovered and destroyed, to prevent their being used to perpetrate terror on innocent villagers.
Similarly, as part of the theater wide and ongoing clearance operations, troops of 145 Bn, 5 Brigade, 8 Task Force Division have cleared Gashigar, Asaga, Bukarti and neighboring villages.
In the process, troops made contact with terrorists in Kanama village and killed 2 terrorists, arrested 2 more, while 1 AK 47 rifle, 4 magazines and 4 motorcycles were recovered.
Col Timothy Antigha
8 Task Force Division.