The troops of the Nigerian Army have killed one of the top 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 who are now undergoing screening at the Internally displaced persons camp in Dikwa.
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 2 AK-47 Rifles, one Small Machine Gun and one Hand Grenade and recovered four pickup vehicles.
“The troops also rescued 67 hostages from the terrorists. The freed hostages are undergoing screening at Internally Displaced Persons in Dikwa.”