The Nigerian troops, in continuation of its onslaught, killed at least 15 members of the terrorists group, Boko Haram, on Tuesday.
No fewer than 49 women and children were rescued.
The Deputy Director Public Relations Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, said while some of the insurgents were killed in the Lake Chad Island, others were neutralised in villages in Northern Borno on Tuesday.
He said the troops killed 11 insurgents in Gomaran Village of Southern Lake Chad Basin, and four others who were escaping from the military onslaught in Northern Borno.
Nwachukwu’s statement reads: “The clearance operations also led to the recovery of one single barrel gun, one dane gun and one locally made pistol.
“Other items recovered from the dislodged insurgents include four motorcycles, motorcycle spare parts, 2 tricycles, 6 water pumping machines, and two power generating sets.
“Additionally, the troops captured 2 Boko Haram flags, a pair of camouflage uniform, a pair of combat boots, a camera, a bag of mechanical tools and medications.
“Four men, 33 women and 16 children were rescued by the troops from the insurgents’ hideouts.
“The rescued hostages are currently being profiled for subsequent hand over to officials of the Internally Displaced Persons Camp for documentation and administering.”