Defence Headquarters on Monday said that no less than 134 Boko Haram terrorists and Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) have been killed by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in the last two days.
It further said that seven gun trucks belonging to the terrorists were also destroyed.
According to Defence Media Operations Coordinator, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, 16 top Boko Haram informants had also been arrested within the last two weeks.
He said that the over 134 terrorists were killed in the Timbuktu Triangle and Buk areas between May 1 and 2 during an offensive codenamed Operation Kantana Jimlan.
Enenche added that the anti-terror operations coordinated by the Chief of Army Staff in the last five weeks have witnessed intensified assaults on the insurgents.
He said, “In one of such coordinated artillery bombardments conducted between May 1 and 2, around the Timbuktu Triangle general area by the Offensive Support Group of Operation Kantana Jimlan, seven Boko Haram Gun Trucks were destroyed while 78 BHT/ISWAP fighters were killed as confirmed by both aerial and human intelligence.”