Clearance operations have continued in Nigeria's northeast region, with troops killing 23 members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in a location in Borno State near Lake Chad.

The terrorists were killed on June 11 by troops of 153 Task Force Battalion in conjunction with elements of Cameroonian Defence Forces.

A statement by t he Nigerian Army said several other terrorist were wounded during the encounter.

Army kills 23 Boko Haram terrorists
One of the terrorists' vehicles that have been destroyed

Troops also recovered six AK 47 rifles, two FN rifles, eight AK 47 rifle magazines, 33 rounds of 7.62 mm NATO ammunition, one link of 7.62mm NATO and two motorcycles.

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The killing of the 23 terrorists occurred after troops had cleared numerous villages in the Lake Chad region including Bulakeisa, Tumbuma Babba, Abbaganaram and Dan Baure, among others.

The incident is coming few days after a suicide bomber attacked a military formation in Baga road area of Borno State. 

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