The Nigeria Army says its troops have again, inflicted heavy casualty on Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists during the ongoing clearance operations around Merkas & Yarganari Villages in Borno State.
The Nigerian Army disclosed this in a post on its verified Facebook page.
The NA also posted photos of the lifeless bodies of several Boko Haram terrorists, and that of the rescued kidnapped victims.
The Army wrote;
“In continuation of the ongoing clearance operations, Troops destroyed terrorists enclaves around Merkas & Yarganari Villages in Borno State. Fleeing ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorists were neutralized & kidnapped victims rescued. Various equipment were also captured.”
The Nigerian Army has increased the intensity of its clearance operations to drive out terrorist remnants on the outskirts of Lake Chad and other parts of the Northeast, in keeping with its desire to bring the war to a conclusion and restore total peace in the country.
As a result of the ongoing operations in the war-torn North East, thousands of insurgents, including combatants, non-combatants, and foot soldiers, as well as their families, have continued to lay down their arms and accept peace.
Since 2009, Boko Haram has been fighting in northeast Nigeria. It has launched attacks in Niger, Chad, and Cameroon, prompting a miylitary response. The group has also fractured, with one side declaring loyalty to ISIS.
Source: The Nigerian Army.