Troops of 27 Task Force Brigade, Nigerian Army, on Saturday, killed 37 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno south during a clearance operation nicknamed “Operation Karya Gwuiwa.”
The troops also captured one Boko Haram terrorist named Musa Jubril and one female believed to be sex slave in captivity by the sects and recovered eight motorcycles, stored raw foodstuffs and beddings.
Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman said in a statement on Saturday that the troops carried out the operation in suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts at Ajigin, Golgore, Njibulla, Doksa 1, 2 and 3 villages.
Usman said that three AK-47 rifles were recovered from the terrorists at Ajigin.
“Unfortunately, a vigilante group member lost his life, while six soldiers were wounded during the clearance operation.
“The corpse of the late vigilante and the wounded soldiers have been evacuated.
“The troops have continued with the clearance operation and also maintaining blocking positions to further neutralise and destroy any fleeing Boko Haram terrorists,” Usman said.