Elements of 22 Brigade Garrison has carried out a clearing operation at Dalore camp in which they killed 19 boko haram terrorists among whom was Ameer of Dalore.
This is contained in a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.
The troops also captured 2 AK-47 Rifles, 1 Small Machine Gun and 1 Hand Grenade and recovered 4 pickup vehicles.
According to Colonel Usman, “the troops also rescued 67 hostages from the terrorists. The freed hostages are undergoing screening at Internally Displaced Persons in Dikwa.
Unfortunately, during the operation the troops Mine Resistant Anti-Personnel (MRAP) vehicle ran into an Improvised Explosive Device and had a damaged tyre.
In a related development, Troops of the Nigerian Army 7 Brigade have ambushed and killed 7 boko haram terrorists at Dawashi.
Colonel Usman said “the gallant troops that laid in wait at the terrorists suspected crossing point engaged them on sight, killed the 7 terrorists and recovered 1 Peugeot Station Wagon loaded with 2,010 litres of Premium Motor Spirit packed in 67 Jerri cans, uniforms, some materiels and Improvised Explosive making Devices (IEDs).
Others items recovered include, dry cell batteries, 1 AK-47 rifle, tools and fish.