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Troops kill 58 insurgents in Borno village

22 March 2016, 15:10

Abuja - Nigerian troops of the 153 Task Force Brigade, 5 Brigade have killed 58 suspected Boko Haram terrorist at Musari village in the restive Borno State.

A soldier has killed during the anti-terror operations.

Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sani Kukasheka Usman confirmed the development.

Also read: Troops rescue 195 from Boko Haram hostage

“In continuation with the clearance of the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists, troops of 153  Task Force Brigade, 5 Brigade on Monday had an encounter with terrorists at Musari village,” said Usman.

“During the clearance operations, a soldier paid the supreme price, while the troops killed 58 terrorist and recovered 2 hand grenades, 52 motorcycles, several bags of foodstuffs such as beans, onions, sweet potatoes and guinea corn, as well as cartons of fish,” Usman added.

Borno, in the northeast of the West African country, is worst affected by the Boko Haram crisis that has claimed the lives more than 20 000 people.

Over 2 million have been displaced. 



- CAJ News


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