ABUJA, 4 February 2021 – Dozens of Boko Haram militants have been killed in a major operation by Nigerian soldiers in the north east of the country.
Two Nigerian soldiers were killed in the operation, two others were seriously injured and individuals held hostage by the rebels were rescued during the raids.
Nigerian military authorities say the rebels were killed after Nigerian soldiers working with a multi-national joint task force stormed several strongholds of the jihadist fighters.
Officials said Boko Haram camps in Argude, Chowalta, Galdekore, Kidari and Takwala, all located in northeastern Nigeria, were hit in the operation.
In a statement to the press, a spokesperson for the Nigerian armed forces said their soldiers gain access into the notorious Timbuku Triangle in the vast Sambisa Forest, localted between Borno and Yobe states, where the jihadists reportedly held the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.
Boko Haram has never stopped carrying out attacks against military and civilian targets.
Last week, Nigerna President Muhammadu Buhari fired and replaced all the army chiefs and although he did not say why they were fired, the speculation is that Buhari was dissatisfied with their lack of success in ending the insecurity linked to the operations of the jihadist militants.