Army kills terrorists, rescues 30 in Borno
The Nigerian Army on Friday said its troops have rescued about 30 persons abducted by the Islamic State of West Africa Province and Boko Haram terrorists in an ongoing onslaught in Ndufu and Musiri villages in Borno State.
The villages are about 125 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital.
It also said several ISWAP and Boko Haram terrorists were eliminated and their camps destroyed.
This was contained in a short update on the operation posted on its official Twitter handle on Friday.
The army further said the troops recovered an undisclosed number of weapons from the terrorists during the operation.
The update read, “Ongoing offensive onslaught by troops of Operation Desert Sanity records another feat as troops neutralised several ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorists around Ndufu and Musiri villages in Borno State. Also, troops recovered weapons and rescued 30 kidnapped local residents. Additionally, troops also destroyed various camps of the terrorists.”