By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The Nigerian Military said its troops have killed 90 terrorists in Borno and arrested 21 others.
Speaking yesterday, while giving update on the military operations in the country, Brigadier General, Benard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, said the attack took place on 13 November, 2021.
He said the troops decimated BHT/ISWAP terrorist elements in offensive air strikes in a location within Baga near the Lake Chad.
He added that the troops also repelled attack at Askira Uba in Borno State, and killed 50 terrorists.
“In the course of these operations, no fewer than 90 terrorists were neutralized and 21 of them arrested. Also, 98 assorted weapons, including AK-47 rifles and 2,589 rounds of ammunitions were recovered within the period.
“Additionally, 7 kidnapped civilians were rescued, while a total of 996 BHT elements and their families comprising 203 adult males, 302 adult females and 491 children surrendered to own troops at different locations in Borno State.
“All recovered items have been handed appropriately and rescued persons reunited with their families, while arrested and surrendered terrorists have been profiled and handed over to appropriate authorities for further action,” he explained.
He said several combat equipment, including gun trucks and other weapons were destroyed.
“Also, their fighting vehicles as well as large caches of arms and ammunition were recovered during the encounter.
“However, some of our gallant officers and soldiers paid the supreme prize,” he added.