Nigerian troops in the early hours of Friday engaged the Boko Haram terrorists in fierce battle, resulting in the clearing of many towns in Adamawa and Yobe States.
Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, in a statement said several weapons including anti-aircraft guns were recovered from the insurgents.
Olukolade stated, “Troops have finally routed terrorists from Bara, the Headquarters of Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe State and Gulag, the Headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State in the early hours of today, Friday.
“The fierce fighting that preceded the clearing of towns and other communities resulted in appreciable casualties on the terrorists, the capture of some of them, the recovery and destruction of arms, thousands of assorted rounds ammunition as well as vehicles and other equipment including; Anti-Aircraft Guns, General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), Grenades, Multi-barrel bombs, Multi-barrel Grenade Launchers, rifles and mortar guns.
“Other locations also cleared in the course of the two days operation include, Shikah, Fikayel, Tetebah, Buza, Kamla and Bumsa.”