Soldiers of the Nigerian Army have killed two senior Boko Haram commanders in Borno State.
The troops also repelled an attack launched by the terrorists near their base.
This was disclosed via a statement released by Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman.
The statement reads:
“Troops on Operation Lafiya Dole stationed at Darul Jamel on the fringes of Sambisa forest in Borno State, yesterday evening successfully repelled an attempted attack on their location by Boko Haram terrorists.”
“The terrorists attempted to storm the troops location at about 10.00pm, but paid dearly as the troops killed several of them including two senior commanders that led the attack.
“The troops recovered 1 Light Machine Gun (LMG) with Registration number 56M-1101229, 1 AK-47 Rifle Magazine, Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Bomb and 1 top cover of an AK-47 Rifle. Other items recovered include 395 Rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and 15 rounds of 5.5mm by .45 ammunition.”
The military earlier also said that it had fatally injured Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau during an air strike on Sambisa Forest.