The troops of the Nigerian Army have killed one of the top of commanders of the Boko Haram sect during an operation.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, said in a statement that the commander, Ameer of Dalore, was killed alongside 18 others during a clearing operation carried out by elements of 22 Brigade Garrison.
Usman said that the troops also rescued 67 hostages from the Boko Haram sect.
According to him, the troops captured two AK-47 Rifles, one Small Machine Gun and one Hand Grenade and recovered four Pickup vehicles.
He said, “Elements of 22 Brigade Garrison carried out a clearing operation at Dalore camp on Sunday in which they killed 19 Boko Haram terrorists, among whom was Ameer of Dalore.
Similarly, the Director, Information and Public Relations, the Nigerian Air Force, Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, said in a statement that a suspected logistics base of the insurgents at Allagarno, Borno, was struck by fighter jets of the NAF on Friday.
He said that the operation was successfully executed to support the effort of the ground troops to further degrade the fighting capacity of the Boko Haram sect.
Captain Famuyiwa said that the attack was a follow-up to previous missions of the NAF to the Sambisa Forest, Kumshe, Iza and other enclaves of the insurgents.