Abuja - Military troops have reportedly killed 50 alleged terrorists following fierce encounters on villages in Borno and Adamawa States.
Four soldiers were injured are currently receiving medical treatment in the military medical facility.
According to a statement issued by Defense Headquarters in Abuja troops conducting anti-terrorist campaigns in North-Eastern Nigeria thus successfully averted attempted massive raid on villages in the states.
They added that the terrorists were on their way to attack selected communities and were ambushed by troops along Bilta, Borno State on receiving intelligence report of the terrorists' intention.
"The attack was launched on the terrorists as they filed out of the forest to embark on their mission at about 10pm on Saturday.30 rifles, 36 hand grenades, seven machine guns and 11 rocket propelled grenade tubes were captured by the troops," read a statement.
The Defense Headquarters added that 3 500 rounds of ammunition, six smoke grenade canisters and locally fabricated guns as well as four vehicles used by the terrorists were also recovered from the terrorists in the foiled attack.
- CAJ News