The Nigerian Army says the 8 Division Garrison troops neutralised several terrorists in a discreet operation at Tukandu village in Sokoto State on Tuesday.
Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
Mr Nwachukwu said the troops launched a carefully planned offensive, targeting a notorious group of terrorists responsible for various heinous activities in the general area.
The Army spokesperson said the troops’ onslaught terminated many terrorists while others fled with gunshot wounds.
According to him, troops recovered three AK-47 Rifles, one PKT Gun, 125 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition, two rocket-propelled gun bombs and nine motorcycles.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja lauded the troops, charging them to remain resolute and continue to escalate their operations against the terrorists to decimate and deny them the freedom of action.