Military Confirms Killing of Over 300 Boko Haram Terrorists In Latest Operation
Mopping up operation of some of the communities where terrorists have been
cleared in the course of ongoing air and land operations against
terrorists has indicated massive casualty inflicted on them within the
last two days of the counter terrorists operations. Over 300 terrorists
were killed while a few were also captured. Several weapons and equipment
were also captured and some destroyed.
It has been confirmed that that 5 different types of armoured fighting
vehicles, an anti-aircraft gun, about 50 cases of packed bombs and 8
different types of Machine Guns, 5 Rocket Propelled Grenade, 49 boxes of
various types and calibres of ammunition as well as 300 motorcycles
destroyed in the fighting. A total of 6 Hilux vehicles including those
mounted with anti-aircraft guns were also destroyed. However, 2 soldiers
lost their lives while 10 others were wounded in the course of the
The cordon and search operations is continuing along with aggressive
patrols by troops who are now dominating the cleared communities such as
Monguno, Gabchari, Abba Jabari, Zuntur, Gajigana, Gajiram, Damakar,
Kumaliwa, Bosso Wanti, Jeram and Kabrisungul. The various phases of the
highly coordinated air and land operations is also ongoing in the
designated theaters being handled by contingents involved in the renewed
counter terrorism campaign in and outside Nigeria.
Director Defence Information
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