The Nigerian Army said on Tuesday that troops have killed a number of Boko Haram fighters and rescued five people held hostage by the terrorists.
The Army Director of Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, said in a statement that the troops also destroyed a bunker and an Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) factory belonging to the terrorists.
He said: “Troops of 27 Task Force Brigade in conjunction with the Nigerian Air Force and Civilian Joint Task Force while on clearance operation on 22 April 2018 destroyed another Boko Haram enclave at Buk in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.
“During the operation, some members of the Boko Haram terrorists were neutralised while others fled the scene following the superior fire power of own troops.
“Items recovered include: one truck, one gun truck, three motorcycles, one tricycle, a bunker and an IED factory.
“These were discovered and subsequently destroyed.
“Five aged women who were held hostage by the terrorists were also freed during the operation.
“Unfortunately, two soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries and are currently receiving treatment at the military facility.”