The Nigerian Army has confirmed that one soldier has died, two missing and 13 others are wounded in ongoing operations to rid remnants of terrorists from their hideouts in Borno and Northeast.
Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman made this known in a statement in Abuja this Thursday.
He noted efforts were ongoing to locate the two missing soldiers.
Usman added that on Wednesday, troops, based on information and confirmation on the presence of suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Tula Udah Forest, carried out heavy bombardment to neutralise them.
He stated that during the operations, more than 500 people, including male, female and children were rescued, while nine arrests, including six suspected terrorists, two fraudsters and one drug peddler were arrested.