Nigerian army kills 100 Boko Haram fighters in military operation

Nigerian Army. Photo: Premium Times Nigeria

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Nigerian forces shot dead more than 100 Boko Haram fighters in their latest military operation to eradicate the latest members of the terrorist group in northeastern Nigeria, the Nigerian military said in a statement on Monday.

Boko Haram fighters were killed during army operations in the Borno and Yobe states, both in the north-east of the country, according to the army.

A large number of weapons and ammunition have been recovered from terrorists, according to the army.

Army spokesman Sani Kukasheka Usman said that the Nigerian air force had destroyed several armed vehicles and facilities belonging to the Boko Haram group, while providing close air support to troops on the ground and facilitating the prosecution of fleeing terrorists.

“The battle has now shifted to the shores of Lake Chad and other alleged bastions of Boko Haram terrorists along the border,” Usman told reporters.

The Boko Haram movement, which has been trying since 2009 to establish an Islamic state in north-eastern Nigeria, has killed nearly 20,000 people so far, and has forced the displacement of millions more in the country, the most populous of Africa.

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