The Nigerian Army said on Thursday that troops of operation Lafiya Dole have killed three Boko Haram members during a gun duel in Borno State.
The army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, said in a statement that 33 people held captive by Boko Haram terrorists were also rescued by troops.
He said: “Troops of 28 Brigade on operation Lafiya Dole on 11 April 2018 while on clearance patrol in conjunction with hunters and vigilantes to Jaje Borno State had an encounter with some Boko Haram terrorists.
“Three members of the Boko Haram sect were neutralized during the exchange of fire.
“Similarly, troops also rescued 33 family members of Boko Haram terrorists comprising 15 women, six boys and 12 girls. However, their houses and property were also destroyed.
“The public are advised to always be vigilant and report any suspected movements to the security agency.”