The terrorists were armed with rocket launchers.
At least 37 members of Boko Haram were killed when security operatives raided a secret camp of the insurgents at Alagarno Village, near Maiduguri, Borno State.
This was made known in a press statement issued on Tuesday by the Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations of the 7 Division, Aliyu Danja.
Mr. Danja said the operation was jointly carried out by the Nigeria Air Force and soldiers of the 7 division.
“Troops of the 7 Division of Nigerian Army launched an attack on Boko Haram camp located in Alagarno. The operation which commenced on Monday 21 2013, involved a coordinated ground and air assault by troops of 7 Division in conjunction with 79 Composite Group, Nigerian Air Force, Maiduguri.
“A total of 37 terrorists were killed in the (shootout) while several others fled with gunshot wounds. Arms and ammunitions were also recovered, three Hilux Vehicles and several motorcycles belonging to the terrorists were destroyed,” said Mr. Danja.
Mr. Danja also confirmed that several Boko Haram members died during Sunday’s attack on Logomari Village.
According him, about fifty Boko Haram members, armed with AK 47 rifles and rocket propelled guns (RPGs) had blocked Gambor/Ngala-Dikwa road at Logomari.
He said during the attack, which occurred in the early hours of the morning, the terrorists killed four civilians, destroyed two fuel tankers and snatched an Isuzu pickup vehicle loaded with provisions.
“The terrorists fled the scene on the arrival of troops of 7 Division,” he said.
He also disclosed that Boko Haram had also attacked some members of the Youth Vigilante Group (Civilian JTF), who were returning from a funeral, killed three of them, and set their vehicle ablaze.
“The youth vigilante who escaped however reinforced, pursued the terrorists and destroyed their hideout, killing several terrorists while others escaped,” he said.
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