According to NAN, the Nigerian army has confirmed that one soldier died, two are missing and 13 others are wounded. This was during an ongoing operation to rid remnants of terrorists from their hideouts in Borno and Northeast generally.
On Thursday, Brigadier-General Sani Usman said that the operation involved ambushes, cordon and search of the suspected remnants hiding places in the remote areas. In his statement, he said that efforts were ongoing to locate the two missing soldiers.
“However, nothing incriminating was found. More vigilance is being maintained in the area,’’ Usman said.
Usman said that one Boko Haram camp was destroyed during the exercise and two vehicles recovered, adding that the owner of one of the recovered vehicles was also arrested.
He said during the operations, 505 people, including male, female and children were rescued, while nine arrests, including six suspected terrorists, two fraudsters and one drug peddler were arrested.