The Nigeria army says its troops have killed 19 Boko Haram insurgents, including a kingpin, Ameer of Dalore at a camp in Borno state.
DaloreeSani Usman, Army spokesman, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, added that troops rescued 67 captives from the sect.
“Elements of 22 Brigade Garrison carried out clearing operation at Dalore camp on Sunday in which they killed 19 Boko Haram terrorists among whom was Ameer of Dalore. The troops also captured 2 AK-47 Rifles, 1 Small Machine Gun and 1 Hand Grenade and recovered 4 pickup vehicles”.
“The troops also rescued 67 hostages from the terrorists. The freed hostages are undergoing screening at Internally Displaced Persons in Dikwa”.
“Unfortunately, during the operation the troops Mine Resistant Anti-Personnel (MRAP) vehicle ran into an Improvised Explosive Device and had a damaged tyre”.