Four Boko Haram Jihadists have been killed by Troops, in a clearance operation, tagged “Operation Hard Strike” at villages in Borno State.
This was disclosed by the army spokesman, Col. Sagir Musa, in Abuja.
Musa said that troops had cleared Surdewalla, Ranwa, Baladayo, Sabon Gari and Shetimeri villages, where the jihadists previously operated in.
According to him, a makeshift shelter, erected by the jihadists was destroyed by troops and soldiers deployed at the Forward Operation Base in Gajigana, ambushed terrorists attempted to infiltrate the town.
“An unconfirmed number of terrorists was exterminated and two soldiers were wounded during the encounter. The soldiers are stable and currently receiving treatment in a military hospital,” he said.
Musa said that the army’s 177 Task Force Battalion in collaboration with Civilian JTF also cleared Mboa, Mboa-Kura, Yarchida, Bombula, Tshata and Bamzir villages.
He said that one AK 47 rifle, three magazines, 50 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and one magazine bandolier were recovered from the terrorists.
“There was no casualty on the troops or the Civilian JTF,’’ Musa stated.
Musa commended people, who provided information that led to recent successes of the troops, pleading with the public to continue to report terrorists in their localities to army locations or other security agencies.
Boko Haram fighters have waged a decade long war on Nigeria in a bid to carve out some areas of the country to enforce strict Islamic code.