The troops of the Nigerian Army have killed one of the top of commanders of the Boko Haram sect during an operation on Sunday.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Monday that the commander, referred to as the Ameer of Dalore, was killed alongside 18 others during a clearing operation carried out by elements of 22 Brigade Garrison.
Usman said that the troops also rescued 67 hostages from the Boko Haram sect.
According to him, the troops captured two AK-47 Rifles, one Small Machine Gun and one Hand Grenade and recovered four Pickup vehicles.
He said, “Elements of 22 Brigade Garrison carried out a clearing operation at Dalore camp on Sunday in which they killed 19 Boko Haram terrorists, among whom was Ameer of Dalore.
“The troops also captured two AK-47 Rifles, one Small Machine Gun and one Hand Grenade. The troops also recovered four Pickup vehicles.
“The troops also rescued 67 hostages from the terrorists. The freed hostages are undergoing screening at the Internally Displaced Persons camp in Dikwa.”
Similarly, the Director, Information and Public Relations, the Nigerian Air Force, Capt. Ayodele Famuyiwa, said in a statement that a suspected logistics base of the insurgents at Allagarno, Borno, was struck by fighter jets of the NAF on Friday.
Famuyiwa said that the Allagarno base, target of the insurgents, was carefully selected for the aerial offensive after surveillance and reconnaissance by the Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles of the NAF.
He said that the operation was successfully executed to support the effort of the ground troops to further degrade the fighting capacity of the Boko Haram sect.
He said that the Allagarno target was most likely an ammunition dump, a fuel depot or a facility for inflammable materials expected to create logistic problems for terrorists operating in that axis.
Famuyiwa said that the attack was a follow-up to previous missions of the NAF to the Sambisa Forest, Kumshe, Iza and other enclaves of the insurgents.
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