Nigerian troops have freed over 100 women and children from Boko Haram’s stronghold Mafa, Borno State, the military said.
The army said the hostages were rescued during “robust and aggressive clearance operations in recent days”.
“Dozens of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters were annihilated,” Sagir Musa, army spokesman, said in a statement on Wednesday.
Musa added that large cache of assorted arms, ammunition and so many variants of gun trucks and other fighting vehicles were captured.
The army spokesman also confirmed that troops came under attack on Monday but the army repelled and ‘effectively dealt ruthlessly” with the terrorists. He said three terrorists were killed.