Troops Kill 37 Boko Haram Militants, Recover Weapons

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said troops of 27 Task Force Brigade on Operation Gwuiwa killed 37 Boko Haram militants at Ajigin, Borno State and recovered three AK-47 rifles.

A statement by Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said the troops carried out clearance operations on suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts at Ajigin, Golgore, Njibulla, Doksa 1, 2 and 3 villages located at southern parts of Borno State.

He added that: “During the operation, they neutralized 37 Boko Haram terrorists at Ajigin and recovered 3 AK-47 rifles.”

He said: “Unfortunately, a vigilante group member lost his life while 6 soldiers were wounded during the clearance operation. The corpses of the late vigilante and the wounded soldiers have been evacuated.”

He said the troops also captured one Boko Haram terrorist named Musa Jubril and 1 female believed to be sex slave in captivity by the sects and recovered 8 Motorcycles, stored raw foodstuffs and beddings.

He also said the troops have continued with the clearance operation and also maintaining blocking positions to further neutralize and destroy any fleeing Boko Haram terrorists.

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