The Nigerian Army on Tuesday, June 12 announced that no fewer than 23 members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram, have been killed in villages in the Lake Chad region and weapons were also recovered.
According to a statement issued by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, the terrorists were killed during an operation carried out by soldiers in the Lake Chad region on Monday.
He however said some of the insurgents escaped with gunshot wounds. The operation, he disclosed further, was carried out by troops of 153 Task Force Battalion in conjunction with the support of its Cameroonian Defence Forces counterpart.
Some of the items said to have been recovered were 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.