The Nigerian Army on Saturday, June 11, confirmed the killing of 10 suspected Boko Haram fighters after a clearance operation in Gamboru-Ngala, Borno.
Col. Sani Usman, the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, said this in a statement in Maiduguri.
Usman said that two other suspects were captured alive by the troops during the operation.
He said based on information received that the terrorists earlier dislodged at Chukungudu and Hausari villages were migrating towards Muska village in Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area, troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Task Force Brigade, conducted operations in the area.
“During the encounter, the troops killed 10 Boko Haram terrorists, captured two alive and rescued a woman with her baby held hostage by the terrorists,” Usman said.