The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have eliminated 35 Boko Haram/Islamic States of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in clearance operations between May 11 and 22 in Borno.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
Enenche said the troops dealt deadly blows on the terrorists when troops of Army Super Camp 6 and 7 conducted a long range fighting patrol on May 11 and cleared Adzunge and adjoining villages.
He also disclosed that troops of Special Response Area Pulka with the Civilian Joint Task Force and hunters ambushed the terrorists on May 13 along Pulka-Boko-Kirawa road.
The coordinator added that eight Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters were killed while 10 Motorcycles and assorted food items were captured.
According to him, troops of 192 Battalion on May 15, ambushed the terrorists relocating from Sambisa forest to Mandara mountains due to heavy air and artillery bombardments.
“Five of them were killed, 3 AK47 rifles and 17 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one pair of BHT/ISWAP uniform, two cartridges and other clothing materials were recovered.
“Same day, troops of 22 Brigade deployed at Dikwa in conjunction with troops from Quick Response Area neutralized 2 terrorists who attempted to attack the troops location from Boboshe.