Nigerian troops have freed over 100 women and children from Boko Haram’s stronghold Mafa, Borno State, the military said.
According to TheGuardian.ng citing the army, said the hostages were rescued during “robust and aggressive clearance operations in recent days”.
Guardian.ng also reported that the army spokesman, Sagir Musa said in a statement on Wednesday that: “Dozens of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters were annihilated.”
It was reported also that large cache of assorted arms, ammunition and large number of varied gun trucks and other fighting vehicles were captured.
The Guardian.ng also stated that the army spokesman also confirmed that troops came under attack on Monday but the army repelled and ‘effectively dealt ruthlessly” with the terrorists as three terrorist were killed.
While a claim by Sahara Reporters said at least seven people were killed including three terrorists while two soldiers sustained varying degrees of injuries during the clash.