Chris Steven, Abuja

The Nigerian Army has disclosed that Nigeria and Cameroon troops killed 27 Boko Haram terrorists in a joint clearance operation.

The Acting Director Army Public Relations, Sagir Musa, a Colonel in a statement issued on Monday said the operation also destroyed gun trucks and recovered arms and ammunition belonging to the terrorists.

According to him, the troops’ encounter with the terrorists took place in the Northern part of Wulgo, Tumbuma, Chikun Gudu and Bukar Maryam villages.

The Army Spokesperson said that no casualty was recorded on the part of the Nigerian and Cameroonian forces.

Five gun trucks, five AK 47 rifles, one automatic revolver Galil rifle, one G3 rifle, two General Purpose Machine gun and two Anti- aircraft guns were the items recovered from the terrorists.

He said others were four Rocket Propelled gun tubes, one PK machine gun, one M21 rifle, one locally made dane gun, five Rocket Propelled gun tube bombs and 1000 assorted rounds of different calibre ammunition.

Also recovered from them were five AK 47 magazines, several links of 12.7 MM, one land Cruiser Buffalo, one Nissan GT, several motorcycles, one flag and a grinding machine, while one land Cruiser was destroyed, according to him.

Musa said coordinated military operation was ongoing, especially in the fringes of Gombaru-Ngala and surrounding areas to deal with terrorists fleeing from the onslaught of the Multinational Joint Task Force.

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