Nigerian Army kills 15 Boko Haram fighters, rescues 49 civilians

The Nigerian army has said that 15 Boko Haram fighters were killed by the military and 49 women and children…

The Nigerian army has said that 15 Boko Haram fighters were killed by the military and 49 women and children were rescued in Borno State.The Deputy Director Public Relations of the Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, said on Wednesday that the incidents took place in separate encounters between Boko Haram and the troops in the Southern Lake Chad Basin.

Nwachukwu said a statement issued in Maiduguri that some of the insurgents were killed in the Lake Chad Island, while others were neutralised in villages in Northern Borno on Tuesday.

“Troops dislodged the insurgents from their hideout after a fierce battle, killing 11 insurgents in Gomaran village of Southern Lake Chad Basin,” he said.

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