Army spokesman said that the terrorists ran into a fighting patrol team at Kukawa and were neutralised in the fire fight that ensued with the troops.
“Accepting Boko Haram has the risk of seriously offending the feelings of victims with the potential of civil rebellion.”
The MNJTF troops say they have killed scores of Boko Haram and the ISWAP terrorists in the ongoing Lake Chad region clearance operations.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime says it will release ‘repentant’ Boko Haram terrorists without charging with any crimes.
Al-Qaeda and Islamic State – continue to pose a grave threat to peace and security globally, especially in Africa, a top UN counter-terrorism expert has said.
The Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya has approved the overhauling of obsolete ‘logistics’ in North-East theatre operations.
The army says ISWAP was confused and afraid following the massive surrender of terrorists to the Nigerian government.
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno says if the government did not accept ‘repentant’ Boko Haram insurgents, they would join another terrorist group.
The girl was rescued by troops of the Operation Hadin Kai alongside two of her children.
UN says the organisation has established a task force collaborating with other aid organisations to address food insecurity in northern Nigeria.