Nigerian soldiers eliminate 28 Boko Haram militants
In an operation in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Yobe, Nigerian troops killed 28 Boko Haram militants.
The military spokesperson, Benard Onyeuko in a statement according to Xinhua on Monday said the troops “tactically out-maneuvered the criminals and engaged them with superior firepower resulting in high casualty on the side of the terrorists in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe state,” in the operation conducted on Saturday.
A few other terrorists from Boko Haram escaped with gunshot wounds, the spokesman said. During the gunfight, the troops also recovered a gun truck, many weapons and a large amount of ammunition, he said, adding that mopping-up operations in the area had been stepped up.
One soldier was killed while another was injured, Onyeuko said, during the exchange of fire.
In recent years, the Nigerian government has launched several military operations to eliminate an extremist group that emerged more than a decade ago in the northeastern region of the country and posed security threats to the countries of the Lake Chad Basin.