Nigerian troops kill 134 Boko Haram, ISWAP fighters in Nigeria

Nigerian troops kill 134 Boko Haram, ISWAP fighters in Nigeria

Nigeria has killed 134 members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist organizations..

Nigeria’s defence ministry spokesman, John Enenche, told reporters on Monday that the Boko Haram fighters were killed in Operation Kantana Jimlan, which was launched on May 1 in the country’s northeast.

ISWAP is a splinter group of Boko Haram.

He said 78 of those killed were members of ISWAP and 56 were Boko Haram members, adding that Nigerian troops arrested 16 informants of the fighters as the country aims to eradicate both armed groups from its territory.

Lots of ammunition was also seized during the operation, he said.

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