The Nigerian Army says its troops killed two Boko Haram insurgents in the ongoing clearance operation at Zaza, Kajeri Maye, and Kajeri Mai Burem villages of Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State.

A statement by a spokesman for the Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, said that the troops also recovered ammunition and rescued two aged women from the insurgents’ captivity.

Nwachukwu said the insurgents were killed on Saturday.

“The terrorists who had infiltrated Kajeri Maye village to unleash mayhem on the communities ran out of luck, as the vigilant troops projected their clearance operation to the village and fiercely engaged the terrorists in combat, killing two of them.

Troops rescued two women from Boko Haram

Two aged women rescued by troops from Boko Haram members

"During the operation, the gallant troops rescued two women who had been held hostage by the terrorists and have since handed them over to officials of Mafa Internally Displaced Persons Camp.

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"The troops also recovered one primed 36 Hand Grenade, 2 Dane Guns,1 Locally fabricated short barrel gun, 2 Mobile phones,1 Ak 47 rifle magazine,17 rounds of Anti Aircraft gun ammunition, 27 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition and 22 rounds of 7.62 mm NATO ammunition," the statement posted on the Nigerian Army's Facebook page read. 

According to the spokesman for Operation Lafiya Dole, the troops are on the trail of some Boko Haram elements who escaped the onslaught, in continuation of the clearance operations to seek out and destroy any existing terrorists' camp in the general area.

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