Nigerian Army, yesterday, said its troops killed two Boko Haram commanders and recaptured some communities in the ongoing clearance operations in Borno State.
The Army, in its Twitter handles, said the commanders identified as Abu Rajal and Tuja Sa’inna Banki, were killed in the operation.
It said: “Recall that troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, Chibok and 28 Task Force Brigade, Damboa, embarked on joint clearance operations from Gumsuri to Gambori in Borno on November 9. They successfully cleared and liberated some villages.
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“Reports just reaching Nigerian Army Headquarters confirmed that two high profile Boko Haram terrorists’ commanders named Abu Rajal and Tuja Sa’inna Banki were killed during the clearance operations.
“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, commended the gallant troops and urged them to carry out further incursions and clearance operations to ensure that the remnants of the insurgents were completely wiped out.”
… as terrorists steal cows, sheep, goats
Meanwhile, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, yesterday, revealed that Boko Haram insurgents came on a robbery mission on Saturday night at Bale Shuwa village in Jere council of Borno State and made away with cows, sheep and goats.
Alhaji Bashir Garga, NEMA’s North-East Zonal Coordinator, who made the disclosure in a statement in Maiduguri, said: “Suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Bale-Shuwa village in Jere Local Government Area at about 7:30p.m. on Saturday.
“One disabled person was allegedly killed and 65 houses were burnt, while 200 cows, 300 sheep and goats were carted away.”
Garga added that those wounded in the attack were provided with treatment, noting that humanitarian needs assessment is being conducted, to ensure mobilisation of immediate relief assistance to the victims.