The police have announced a combat operation that led to the killing of 250 alleged terrorists in Kaduna State.
The daring operation in Kuduru woodlands, in the besieged Birnin Gwari area, came on Wednesday morning, lasting for several hours, chief police spokesperson Frank Mba said in a statement.
Mr Mba said the 250 people killed were “high-profile members” of the outlawed Ansaru terrorist group.
The group reportedly contained elements that have been terrorising citizens through relentless kidnapping, armed robbery and other violent crimes across central Nigeria.
Mr Mba said the police have other similar raids planned across the country, and would not be “stampeded out” of proceeding with them, no matter the fallout.
Two officers manning a police helicopter that was used in the operation were injured, but had been receiving treatment for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.