27 militants killed in northeast Nigeria

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27 militants killed in northeast Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria

At least 27 Boko Haram terrorists have been killed in a joint operation by Nigerian and Cameroonian forces, a Nigerian army spokesman said on Monday.

In a statement, Sagir Musa said troops destroyed gun trucks and recovered arms and ammunition belonging to the militant group in the clearance operations that took place in several villages of Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state.

“Coordinated military operation is ongoing especially in the fringes of Gamboru-Ngala and surrounding areas to deal with the fleeing bandits running out Multinational Joint Task Force’s onslaught on their hideouts,” he added.