The killing of 18 members of the deadly Boko Haram sect has been confirmed by the Nigerian Army. The Defence headquarters said the insurgents were killed in a shootout with troops in some settlements in Bama and Ngurosoye in Borno state. The Armed forces also recovered ammunition and destroyed vehicles belonging to the sect in the attack.
Director of Defence Information, Gen. Chris Olukolade said the killed insurgents were preparing to attack some communities in the area before they were intercepted and killed. He also said 75 villagers were saved and released during the operation. He reiterated the military's intensified efforts to end the insurgency. He also said a soldier died and 5 got injured in the shootout. Are we recording progress in the war on terrorism?
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