The Nigerian Army has said that its troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole have killed over 13 fighters of Boko Haram sect on Saturday in various areas in Borno and Adamawa during clearance operations.
In a statement issued by its spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the Army said that 12 were killed when the troops laid ambushed for them at Miyanti-Banki junction in Borno and one at Kafin Hausa in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa.
He further stated that at Dukje-Mada road near Gulumba Gana village, the troops neutralized quite a number of the terrorists.
“Unfortunately, two soldiers lost their lives when their vehicle stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) buried along the road, while four others sustained injuries.
“The remains of the gallant soldiers and the wounded have been evacuated to Maiduguri,” he said.
He listed items recovered from the Insurgents as 18 bicycles, 30 bags of flour, one bag of groundnut, two bags of salt, two baskets of kola nut and five torch light, a carton of mixed juice sachets and four rolls of brocade material.
Others, according to him, are two packets of sweet, one carton of washing soap, five packets of cold patch, two packets of Maggi cubes, two pairs of bathroom slippers, two packets of yeasts and four packets of Vedan.
He also listed two rolls of sewing thread, four kegs of herbicide, 14 packets of insecticide, one keg of groundnut oil, a bag of pepper and cN4,000 as items recovered from them.