Nigerian troops of the 7 Brigade, Sector 3 of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have killed 15 Boko Haram terrorists during a clearance operation at Arege, Borno state.
Spokesman for the Army, Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu, said the exercise, which lasted for over three hours, forced some insurgents to flee with gunshot wounds.
He said efforts were being intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects, adding that the soldiers recovered five AK-47 rifles, an anti-aircraft gun and a light machine gun during the military expedition.
“Unfortunately, one soldier was injured and is currently receiving attention at a military medical facility,” he also said.
The spokesman urged the public to always report any suspicious movement within their localities to law enforcement agencies for prompt action.