The Nigerian Army has announced that the troops have killed over 107 Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east in a major onslaught against the militants. The troops have neutralized the Boko Haram terrorists, destroyed and captured high caliber arms and ammunition, especially in the Lake Chad general area.
The latest operation which occurred on January 08, 2018 occurred when the troops cleared Boko Haram terrorists in Metele village, Tumbun Gini, and Tumbun Ndjamena. During the clearance operations, Boko Haram terrorists abandoned the area in disarray leaving behind livestock, a large quantity of foodstuff, motorcycles, and donkeys.
Usman said that “Troops also captured one Anti-Aircraft Gun, 116 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition with metal links, four Ak-47 rifles, 57 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition (Special), two Light Machine Guns, two Rocket Propelled Grenade 7 (RPG 7) Tubes, with one RPG Bomb and two already primed 36 Hand Grenades.”
President Buhari has decreed an increased deployment of troops and other security officials to fight Boko Haram in the northeast of Nigeria.