Troops of the 21 task force brigade, Operation Hadin Kai, and the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) have reportedly killed an unconfirmed number of Boko Haram fighters in Borno.
Zagazola Makama, a publication focused on the Lake Chad region, reports that the terrorists were killed following a raid on six camps belonging to the group on Saturday.
Zagazola quoted a source in the military as saying that the troops “successfully” cleared the terrorists’ hideouts in Bula Agaida, Bula Yaga, Bula Lambai, Kuluri, Bula Umar, and New Churchur in Bama LGA of the state.
The publication said the troops recovered a gun truck from the terrorists during the onslaught.
The troops discovered and destroyed a large Boko Haram camp between Bula Agaida and Bula Yaga. The troops also discovered and destroyed the terrorist market,” the source told Zagazola.
“Zagazola understands that during the fighting patrol to clear the general areas, the troops encountered some terrorists, eliminated them, and recovered a Toyota Hilux gun truck.
“The sources confirmed that most of the terrorists had deserted their camps while troops destroyed those that were rebuilt.”
TheCable had earlier reported how the troops of Operation Hadin Kai and the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) killed 41 fighters — including Abu Zahra, a top commander — of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Dikwa LGA of Borno.
Zagazola said the operation led by Shaibu Waidi, the general officer commanding the 7 division, was in response to attacks by ISWAP on Mukdolo village.