The Nigerian Army says its troops have killed several suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in Borno State.
Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, revealed this in a statement on Thursday.
He said the troops attached to Sector 3 of the Operation Lafiya Dole recorded the feat with the support of soldiers of 82 Task Force Battalion deployed in the state.
Brigadier General Chukwu explained that following a tip-off, the soldiers embarked on a long-range clearance and link up patrol in Gesada village.
According to him, this resulted in “the killing of many Boko Haram terrorists” in the village in Guzamala Local Government Area of the state.
The Army spokesman added that the insurgents met their end when they came to the village to extort money and rustle livestock belonging to the villagers.
Items recovered from them include two AK 47 rifles and some livestock.
Elsewhere, troops returned 147 livestock recovered from Boko Haram terrorists in Matasari village to their owners.
The Brigadier General said the livestock were returned after proper screening and confirmation by the Bulama and Civilian Joint Task Force at Jentilo village in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.