Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have killed dozems of Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State.
The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Yerima, made it known in a statement on Saturday, said the troops also rescued 11 abducted victims who were in Boko Haram captivity.
However, the army spokesman did notmmention the date the military operation took place.
He said: “The troops achieved the feat while acting on intelligence that some insurgents were fleeing due to the heavy fire power and the intensity of soldiers in Sambisa Forest.
“The gallant troops laid an ambush, engaged and overwhelmed the criminals with aggressive firepower, neutralising nine terrorists in the process while several others escaped with fatal gunshot wounds.
“The troops also recovered seven AK 47 rifles and freed three kidnapped victims.
“Similarly in another encounter, troops of 28 Task Force Brigade located in Askira equally laid a successful ambush along Askira – Chibok Main Supply Route (MSR) and neutralized 39 terrorists.