The Nigerian army has recovered 147 livestock and killed many Boko Haram insurgents in two separate operations in Borno state.
The operations took place in Jentilo and Gesada villages of Kukawa and Guzamala Local Government Areas in Borno
Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, Director Army Public Relations, said in a statement in Maiduguri that the troops of Sector 3 Operation ‘Lafiya Dole’, in conjunction with 82 Task Force Battalion, on clearance operations, killed the insurgents when they tried to extort money and rustle livestock belonging to the villagers.
Chukwu explained that some Items recovered from them include 147 livestock and two AK47 rifles.
He said that the troops returned the livestock to the owners after proper screening and confirmation by the District Head and Civilian Joint Task Force personnel.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has restated that the Boko Haram terrorists had been “highly degraded” and that there has been no resurgence of insurgency in the North-East as being insinuated in some quarters.
Buratai, who spoke in Jaji at the graduation of 55 Special Forces from “Advance Water Markship Training”, however, said in warfare, one must suffer some setbacks.