Seven members of the Book Haram terrorist group have been neutralized by troops of the Nigerian Army.
Army spokesman, Col. Sagir Musa revealed this in a statement on Saturday.
According to him, the troops, who were on a clearance operation in Borno state, also recovered arms from the terrorists.
No casualty was recorded on the part of Nigerian soldiers or members of the Civilian Joint Task Force during the operation.
Col Musa said troops of 22 Brigade, 7 Division Nigerian Army(NA) on Operation Hard Strike in collaboration with some members of Civilian JTF, conducted the clearance operation along the deserted Fuye and Melere villages of Borno State where they had contact and serious battle with some Boko Haram terrorists at Gulwa.
Col Musa stated that the “army is unwavering in its commitment and determination to end Boko Haram terrorism and any other form of insecurity in Nigeria, and will continue to sensitize and request members of the public to provide useful information to it and other security agencies for an effective and successful fight against the myriad of security challenges across the nation.”
“The exchange of fire resulted in the extermination of 7 terrorists and recovery of 7 Rifles (6 x AK 47 and 1 x FN Rifle).”
Col. Musa emphasized that the Army will not relent in its commitment to end Boko Haram terrorism in the country.
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