The Nigerian Army says troops of Operation Desert Sanity have killed an unspecified number of Boko Haram (BH) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Borno State.
According to the army on its Twitter page, the soldiers also recovered weapons and rescued 30 kidnapped local residents around Ndufu and Musiri villages in the state.
It added that various camps of the terrorists were destroyed.
Photos posted on Twitter by the army show the rescued persons are mostly women and children,
“BREAKING: Ongoing offensive onslaught by troops of Operation Desert Sanity records another feat as troops neutralized several ISWAP/BokoHaram terrorists around Ndufu and Musiri villages in Borno State.
“Also, troops recovered weapons and rescued 30 kidnapped local residents. Additionally, troops also destroyed various camps of the terrorists.”
Since the death of JAS leader, Abubakar Shekau, ISWAP has been consolidating its grip in locations around Lake Chad.
In 2021, it appointed Wali Sani Shuwaram, a 45-year-old as the new Leader (Wali) of ISWAP in Lake Chad.
The sect’s membership has swollen with the defection of hundreds of Boko Haram fighters under Shekau.
The terror group has caused the death of over 300,000 persons and displaced millions of individuals mainly in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states.