TROOPS KILL 42 BOKO HARAM FIGHTERS IN BORNO

… Rescue 38 women, 42 children

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said 42 Boko Haram insurgents were killed during a clearance operation conducted by troops at Garere village, Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State. The Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri, the State Capital.

Usman added that 80 hostages comprising 38 women and 42 children were rescued during the operation carried out on Tuesday evening.

He said the operation followed an intelligence report on the convergence and massing up of the insurgents in the area.

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