Nigerian, Cameroonian troops clear Boko Haram from seven border villages – Official

File photo of Nigerian Army in Sambisa Forest
File photo of Nigerian Army in Sambisa Forest

Nigerian and Cameroonian troops have cleared seven villages of Boko Haram terrorists in the border between the two countries in a two-day joint operation.

The towns and villages, according to a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by Sani Usman, the Nigerian Army spokesperson, are: Siyara, Kote, Sigawa, Bulabundibe, Adeleke, Tchatike and Lamukura.

Mr. Usman, a brigadier general, said that two officers of the Cameroonian Defence Forces led the operation which ended on Tuesday.

He said that the troops were drawn from Cameroon’s Battalion Rapid Intervention (BRI) and the 151 Task Force Battalion of 21 Brigade, Nigerian Army.

“While conducting the operation the troops came in contact with Boko Haram terrorists and neutralised many of them, apprehended two others, while many others escaped with gunshot wounds.

“The Troops further recovered an unserviceable Toyota Canter; seven Dane guns and five Boko Haram terrorists’ flags; four vehicle tyres; two motorcycles and vehicle spare parts,’’ Mr. Usman said.


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