Nigerian army claims 300 Boko Haram fighters killed
Nigerian forces have killed hundreds of Boko Haram extremists while recapturing the garrison town of Monguno, army sources said. The Islamist group has threatened new attacks, despite the defeat.
Nigerian government troops captured 11 towns and villages and inflicted “massive” losses on the Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria after a two-day land and air operation, defense spokesman Chris Olukolade said on Wednesday.
“Over 300 terrorists were killed while a few were also captured,” Olukolade said in a statement.
In addition to pushing the rebels out the northeastern city Monguno, the military recovered and destroyed armored vehicles, an anti-aircraft gun, about 50 cases of bombs, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition, six all-terrain vehicles and 300 motorcycles, according to the statement.
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Source News: DW