Paul Obi in Abuja
Military troops fighting Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east Thursday bombarded the Boko Haram sect location and neutralised top commanders of the sect.
The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, explained that â€œbased on information received about the location of some suspected top Boko Haram terroristsâ€™ leaders,â€œ the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force have been carrying out heavy artillery bombardments and air interdictions on registered targets that have killed a large number of Boko Haram terrorists including some of the groupâ€™s key leaders.
â€œThe Nigerian army artillery using multi-barrel rocket launchers has lobbed many rockets over the suspected location where the terroristsâ€™ leaders are hiding.â€
Usman stated that â€œvideo clips obtained on battle damage assessment shows clear success of the exercise. More details of successes achieved will be made available as the operation continues.
â€œThe key Boko Haram terrorists were neutralised within the week during the joint Artillery and Nigerian Air Force air bombardments.
â€œThe Nigerian military would continue with the concerted onslaught on the reported Boko Haram terroristsâ€™ location till they are eliminated.â€