The Nigerian army has killed at least 23 members of the Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday August 26, 2023 following an operation in the country’s North-eastern state of Borno.
Major General Edward Buba, director of defense media operations, said in a statement that the army continues operations against the terror group in the state.
Buba said 23 terrorists were killed but many escaped with injuries.
Noting that 41 hostages were rescued, he said weapons and important ammunition belonging to the terrorists were seized.
Nigeria has been battling terror groups in its northeastern area since 2009.
More than 100,000 people, including civilians and security personnel, have been killed in the violence-stricken region in the past 14 years, according to government data.