The Nigerian military has announced that over 300 members of Islamist sect, Boko Haram were killed after two days of counter terrorism operations, with two soldiers losing their lives whole 10 others were injured.
Spokesman of Nigerian Defence Headquarters, Major-General Chris Olukolade made the announcement via a press statement dated Wednesday, February 18, 2015 stating that several weapons and equipment were recovered in the mopping up operation.
He said: “It has been confirmed that that 5 different types of armoured fighting vehicles, an anti-aircraft gun, about 50 cases of packed bombs and 8 different types of Machine Guns, 5 Rocket Propelled Grenade, 49 boxes of various types and calibres of ammunition as well as 300 motorcycles destroyed in the fighting.
He further revealed that 6 Hilux vehicles, including a few mounted with anti-craft guns were destroyed by the Nigerian troops,
Olukolade also availed that the operations were carried out in Monguno, Gabchari, Abba Jabari, Zuntur, Gajigana, Gajiram, Damakar, Kumaliwa, Bosso Wanti, Jeram and Kabrisungul.
“The various phases of the highly coordinated air and land operations is also ongoing in the designated theaters being handled by contingents involved in the renewed counter terrorism campaign in and outside Nigeria,” Olukolade concluded.