Troops of Operation Lafia Dole have killed two senior Boko Haram Commanders and several other insurgents at Darul Jamel on the fringes of Sambisa Forest in Borno.
Acting Director, Army Public Relations Col Sani Usman, said in a statement in Abuja that this was after the troops successfully repelled an attempted attack on their location.
“prior to the attack, the troops of the same unit on routine patrol earlier, cleared an ambush staged by suspected remnants of the terrorists desperate for food, near banki junction.
About four days ago, the Nigerian Air Force attacked some of the hideouts of the insurgents and seriously wounded their leader Abubakar Shekau.
Several of the insurgents were also killed in the air raid. Menawhile the troops are yet to locate the Chibok Schoolgirls that were kidnapped in 2014 by the dreaded Boko Haram.