At least 35 Boko Haram terrorists have been killed following a joint Cameroon-Nigeria military operation the Northern fringes of Lake Chad and Sambisa Forest.
The operation dubbed Lafiya Dole saw the troops attack the terrorists in their hideouts in Kusha-Kucha, Surdewala, Alkanerik, Magdewerne and Mayen villages, all situated along the Nigerian – Cameroonian border.
“In the fierce offensives, the gallant troops killed 33 Boko Haram insurgents and destroyed 15 locally fabricated rifles captured from them, » Nigeria’s Deputy Director for the Army Public Relations Col Onyeama Nwachukwu.
Two other terrorists were killed in another operation in Bokko, Daushe and Gava villages,
« The troops also destroyed 4 Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), several motorcycles and bicycles belonging to the insurgents, » he added.
In the course of the operation, 603 civilians kidnapped were also rescued and coveyed to the neighbouring towns where they are being identified and profiled before heading to camps for internally displaced persons.
The Cameroon-Nigerian joint military operation has been very successful in their recent push against Boko Haram separatists in the border towns of the Northern regions of both countries.
Last month, the operation killed 13 Boko Haram fighters in a clearance operation in Borno state.