ABUJA, April 15 — The Nigerian military on Saturday confirmed seven Boko Haram fighters were killed in an ongoing operation aimed at clearing remaining terrorists from the country’s northeast region.
Military spokesman Onyema Nwachukwu said the terror fighters were neutralized in separate ambushes on the troops on Friday.
Some of the Boko Haram fighters were killed inside the Sambisa Forest, known as the former largest training camp of the group in the northern state of Borno, Nwachukwu said.
A suspected fleeing Boko Haram spy was also nabbed during the operation, according to the military spokesman.
The suspected spy, identified as Modu Chari, was on an espionage mission when he was nabbed by troops, he said.
Boko Haram has been blamed for the death of more than 20,000 people and displacement of 2.3 million others in Nigeria since 2009.