The Nigerian Army says troops of the 707 Special Forces Brigade have killed several terrorists belonging to the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), in northern Borno State after launching an operation to retake the towns recently invaded and occupied by the terrorists.
Army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, said in a statement that the operations commenced on December 28, 2018, in Zare, Gudumbali, Kukawa, and Cross Kauwa.
Some of the insurgents were said to have been killed at Cross Kauwa, and Monguno, where some arms and ammunition were also recovered.
The special forces later advanced Baga where they linked up with other forces and cleared the naval base and the surrounding areas.
Unfortunately, one officer and a soldier were killed, while five other soldiers sustained injuries in the process.
The army added that the troops are now focused on clearing the northern axis of Borno State axis, especially the lake chad region, in conjunction with the Nigerian air and naval forces.