The Nigerian Army said on Wednesday that it had cleared several Boko Haram camps in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State, killed five suspected terrorisrs, and rescued 180 Hostages.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Acting Director, Public Relations, for the Nigerian Army said in a statement that “troops of 7 Division Garrison and 112 Battalion, assisted by some Civilian JTF, conducted clearing operations at Menari, Bulamari, Zangebe, Maafa, Mijigine, Baale and Kaltaram villages in Mafa Local Government Area”.
“During the operations, they killed 5 Boko Haram terrorists and rescued 180 persons and their cattle held hostages by the terrorists at Giltimari and Baale”. The operation took place on Wednesday., he said.
With confrontations between the Nigerian Army and Boko Haram terrorists taking place almost on a daily basis, many have argued that the war against insurgency in Nigeria is far from being over.