The Defence Headquarters, yesterday, said the military killed over 300 Boko Haram terrorists and liberated 11 communities in the north east zone in the last two days. The Special Forces prosecuting the war on terrorism liberated the communities in seven local government areas out of the eight hitherto attacked by Boko Haram terrorists in Adamawa State.
The local government areas fully liberated so far are Mubi North, Mubi South, Hong, Gombi, Maiha, Ganye and Michika while the only local government yet to be fully liberated is Madagali. About 30 civilians were also killed when an unidentified aircraft dropped a bomb on a Nigerian border village, military sources based nearby in Niger said yesterday.
Two military officials in the town of Bosso, where soldiers from Chad and Niger are massed in preparation for operations against Boko Haram, said the incident occurred in a village across the border in the Abadam area of Borno State. “We don’t know whose plane it was. We understand that the victims are residents who were gathered for a ceremony but were mistaken for terrorists. Around 30 people perished,” said a military source.