The Nigerian Army has said the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have killed scores of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists on Saturday in Borno State.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Mohammed Yerima, a brigadier general, made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja
The army said the encounter also led to the death of one officer and three gallant soldiers while those wounded in action are currently receiving medical attention in Maimalari Cantonment.
Mr Yerima said the encounters, which took place around the fringes of the Tumbus of Lake Chad region also led to the destruction of terrorists’ gun trucks and recovery of a large cache of arms and ammunition.
According to him, the combined troops of Sector 2 advanced and cleared Daban Massara and Ali Sherifti villages among other settlements before they harboured for replenishment and retrofitting along the axis.
He said, “The army has begun the second phase of their operations and advancing along the Kukawa – Monguno road, about 14 kilometres to their base. They sighted terrorists’ gun trucks and swiftly commenced pursuit with heavy fire and deft manoeuvre.