Soldiers kill 23 terrorists, rescue 150 in Borno

Nigerian and Cameroonian soldiers have killed 23 Boko Haram terrorists during a joint operation in Borno State, the Nigerian Army has said.

The disclosure was made via a statement issued by Army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Usman on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

It reads:

“The joint operation which was carried out with Cameroonian forces was quite successful as a number of the terrorists were killed, some of their weapons and equipment either destroyed or captured.”

“Unfortunately, 3 soldiers sustained injuries and a vehicle damaged as a result of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). Troops also encountered about 10 other IEDs along the route of advance which were cleared. Most of the terrorists ran in disarray towards Fatake where troops on blocking position cleared them.”

“Along the Talala axis despite an IED in which 1 soldier was wounded and a damaged vehicle, the operation is progressing very well. Moreso as the Nigerian Air Force has been assisting with interdiction and surveillance.”

“It is important to state that 5 Brigade and 7 Multinational Joint Task Force were doing very well in their respective area of operations. This is made possible by the steady supply of needed logistics into the various formations and units fighting the Boko Haram terrorists.”

Nigeria and Cameroon have been collaborating to fight the terrorists whose operations have extended into the latter country due to a shared border.

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