10 suspected members of Boko Haram were killed in a clash in north eastern Nigeria after troops launched an air strike, the military said Wednesday.
Troops clashed with “fleeing Boko Haram terrorists” late Tuesday following the destruction of two alleged Boko Haram camps in the Konduga area of Borno state, according to the military.
The clash followed an “air strike and subsequent destruction of two Boko Haram terrorist camps at Mada, Konduga local government area of Borno state,” Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa said in a statement.
It occurred on the road as troops were travelling to the town of Biu and “had an encounter with fleeing Boko Haram terrorists,” it said.
“Ten terrorists lost their lives and some ammunition, including four AK-47 rifles, five AK-47 magazines and 250 rounds of assorted ammunition, were recovered,” the statement said.
“Ten motorcycles belonging to the sect members were destroyed in the air and land raid,” he said.
Boko Haram’s insurgency has left more than 3,600 people dead since 2009, including killings by the security forces, who have been accused of major abuses.