Following a two-day operation, the Nigerian Military has said it cleared Bara in Yobe State and Gulag in Adamawa of members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
A press statement issued by the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade said: “Troops have finally routed terrorists from Bara, the Headquarters of Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe State and Gulag, the Headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State”.
He added that the military also cleared Shikah, Fikayel, Tetebah, Buza, Kamla and Bumsa.
According to him, the troops engaged the insurgents in a fierce battle during which many of the Boko Haram fighters were killed.
“The fierce fighting that preceded the clearing of towns and other communities resulted in appreciable casualties on the terrorists, the capture of some of them, the recovery and destruction of arms, thousands of assorted rounds ammunition as well as vehicles,” the release stated.
Equipments recovered from the insurgents included anti-aircraft guns, general purpose machine guns, grenades, multi-barrel bombs, multi-barrel grenade launchers, rifles and mortar guns.