Abuja -The Army and Air Force have killed a number of suspected Boko Haram terrorists during air and land raid on the outlawed camps and hideouts in Borno State.
The number of casualties could not be ascertained.The Boko Haram camps were discovered in Gowok and Marguba villages.
Speaking to journalists, in Maiduguri on Wednesday, Captain Aliyu Danja, who stood in for the spokesman of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, said, "With the support of Air Force, some and the camps were attacked on air and on the ground with several of the terrorists killed."
Danja noted that the terrorists' camps were sighted through the assistance of members of the public who volunteered information.
"The Good Samaritans revealed that a group of suspected terrorists in their hundreds were sighted crossing Maiduguri- Damaturu federal Highway around Mainok general area of Benesheikh in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno state," he added.
Danja added that those who escaped the offensive raid fled towards Marguba village but were pursued and killed after destroying their camps.
"After tracing the fleeing terrorists in Marguba village where scores were also killed, others who escaped the second raid again crossed over the Maiduguri- Damaturu road close to Benesheikh heading towards Gubio Local Government Area which is located in the northern part of the state".
He said the operation was ongoing.
"I would not be able to give the actual number of terrorists killed as the operation was still ongoing but I promised that as soon as the operation is over the Division would made public the number of terrorists killed," the army official said.
- CAJ News