The Nigeria army says its troops killed 27 Boko Haram insurgents during a gun battle on Saturday.
Sagi Musa, acting director, army public relations, confirmed this in a statement on Monday.
Musa said troops of sector 1, operation LAFIA DOLE in a joint clearance operation with Chadian forces had a “fierce encounter” with the insurgents in the northern part of Wulgo, Tumbuma, Chikun Gudu and Bukar Maryam villages.
He said no casualty was recorded on the part of the Nigerian and Chadian forces, but said the insurgents “were sent to permanent discomforting sleep.”
Musa said the troops destroyed gun trucks and recovered arms and ammunition belonging to the insurgents.
He listed items recovered from the insurgents to include five gun trucks, five AK 47 rifles, one automatic revolver Galil rifle, one G3 rifle, two general purpose machine gun and two anti aircraft guns.
He said other items recovered were four rocket propelled gun tubes, one PK machine gun, one M21 rifle, one locally made dane gun, five rocket propelled gun tube bombs, 1000 assorted rounds of different calibre ammunition, five AK 47 magazines, several links of 12.7 MM, one land Cruiser Buffalo, one Nissan GT, several motorcycles, one flag and a grinding machine, while one Land Cruiser was destroyed.
Musa said coordinated military operation was ongoing, especially in the fringes of Gamboru-Ngala and surrounding areas, to deal with terrorists fleeing from the onslaught of the multinational joint task force.