Twenty members of Boko Haram killed in Borno State
By Timothy Choji, Gombe
No fewer than 20 militants suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect were on Sunday killed by soldiers in Borno State, Northern Nigeria.
The incident happened at Monguno Local Government Area of the state, as they attempted an attack on a military base.
The Spokesman, Joint Task Force( JTF) Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa said the group stroke around 5am local time on Sunday.
“The attack was repelled by JTF troops at the outskirt of the barracks. The encounter led to the death of 20 Boko Haram members…Four wheel vehicles and eight motor cycles they used, were destroyed.” Musa confirmed.
Other items recovered from the sect include; seven AK 47 rifles, 10 rocket propelled grenades, and large quantity of assorted ammunitions.
Similarly, two high profile Boko Haram commanders linked to a series of explosions in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, have been arrested by the military.
According to Musa, the remarkable success was recorded following intelligence information.
He said the arrested person's were responsible for the explosions in Maiduguri on Thursday, February 28.
They are presently undergoing interrogations.