No fewer than ten members of the terrorists group, Boko Haram, were killed by the Nigerian Army.
In a statement issued on Thursday in Maiduguri by Col. Timothy Atigha, the spokesman of the 8 Task Force Division, said the insurgents were killed during a clearance operations in Marte Local Government Area of Borno.
He said the troops recovered bicycles and cows from the insurgents.
The troops, according to the statement, also carried out two separate attacks against the terrorists at Maza, Danari and Mowo villages of Marte and Monguno Local Government Areas.
Said Atigha: “In continuation of ongoing efforts to deny terrorists freedom of action in its area of responsibility, troops of the 8 Task Force Division have neutralised 10 terrorists in Maza village of Marte Local Government Area of the state.
“The terrorists fell into an ambush laid by troops at about 9: 00 p.m. on Tuesday as they attempted to sneak back into their swampy hideouts in the Lake Chad Basin.
“ The troops also recovered 52 rustled cows from the insurgents at Danari and Mowo villages in Monguno Local Government Area.”
Atigha explained that the terrorists had resorted to the use of bicycles and carts as means of transportation as a result of the continued offensive of the< troops on them in recent time.