On Sunday, a joint military force from Nigeria, Niger, and Cameroon said it had killed more than 100 terrorists, including 10 commanders in West Africa, in the past few weeks in West Africa.
The force intensifies a ground and air offensive in the Lake of the region.
Boko Haram fighters and an organization in West Africa have been fighting battles with the Nigerian army for more than a decade in a conflict that has sucked neighboring countries.
Colonel Muhammad Dole, the Multinational Joint Task said that troops had ventured deep into enclaves controlled by the insurgents in the Lake Chad area and seized a number of weapons.
“Within the period of this operation, well over a hundred terrorists have been neutralized, including over 10 top commanders … following intelligence-driven lethal airstrikes in the Lake Chad islands by the combined air task-forces,” Dole said.
Dole did not give the period covered by the operation or the number of troops killed but said 18 soldiers were injured by improvised explosive devices planted by retreating insurgents.
Contributed by Israa Farhan