Nigerian army troops killed 23 Boko Haram combatants and recovered assortment of weapons and other items during a mop-up operation in villages in the Lake Chad region.
According to Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, the Director, Army Public Relations, many terrorists escaped with gunshot injuries during the encounter with troops on Tuesday.
He stated that the operation was conducted by troops of 153 Task Force Battalion in conjunction with the support of its Cameroonian Defence Forces counterpart.
The mop-up operation also saw several items recovered including six AK 47 rifles, two FN rifles, eight AK 47 rifle magazines, 33 rounds of 7.62 mm NATO ammunition, one link of 7.62mm NATO and two motorcycles.
The joint troops had earlier cleared numerous villages in the Lake Chad region, including Bulakeisa, Tumbuma Babba, Abbaganaram and Dan Baure, among others.