Military authorities said yesterday that scores of fighters belonging to terrorist groups, Boko Haram and Darul Salam, were Killed in Kogi and Nasarawa states following an attack launched by special forces on their camps in the two states.
It said the clearance operation led to the rescue of over 700 abducted family members by the 4 Special Forces Command, Doma in Nasarawa State.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, who spoke in Abuja, said the gallantry and patriotism of the troops led to the killing of many of the insurgents and the destruction of the their camps.
“The hardwork and resilience of the troops, and the support of the Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Air Force as well as that of other security agencies led to the destruction of the terrorists’ camps as well as their hideouts in Kogi and Nasarawa states thereby neutralising several Boko Haram and Darul Salam terrorists and over 700 family members and abductees were rescued”.
Buratai commended the commander, officers and all the gallant troops of the Nigerian Army 4 Special Forces Command Doma, Nasarawa State, for their gallantry and patriotism that manifested in the destruction of Darul Salam/Boko Haram terrorists’ camps in Kogi and Nasarawa states.
The army chief charged them not to allow criminals and insurgents a foothold in the whole of the North-central zone.
“He urged them to continue dominating the area and maintain high standard of professionalism.