Nigerian troops in Borno said they have killed five Boko Haram insurgents and captured a top commander of the group in the ongoing operation in Sambisa Forest and the Lake Chad basin.
The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations of Operation Lafiya Dole, Onyeama Nwachukwu, said in Maiduguri, that troops also rescued three civilians, recovered vehicles and high calibre ammunition in various operations in the past two days.
Nwachukwu said the troops engaged and neutralised a number of fleeing insurgents deep in Sambisa Forest on Thursday.
He said the troops launched an offensive on Friday, which targeted terrorists hideouts and neutralized a number of insurgents. They recovered arms and ammunition from the insurgents.
Two soldiers had been injured in the process and were evacuated by the Nigerian Air Force.