The troops have recently been making in-roads in the fight against the insurgents, penetrating their camps and destroying means of supply.
The Army in the statement said “Following dislodgement of Boko Haram terrorists camps @ border towns of Kumshe &Talala by joint operations of Nigerian & Cameroonian forces, the terrorists made a futile attempt on Dikwa early today. From all indications, the terrorists aimed at causing havoc at the IDP Camp located at Dikwa.”
The statement also said “However and unknown to the fleeing Boko Haram terrorists, the Armed Forces Special Forces in blocking positions decisively dealt with D terrorists; killing many, recovered vehicle, arms and ammunitions. Unfortunately, we lost a soldier & a member of the CJTF.”
The tweet said "troops recovered 26 bodies of the Boko Haram terrorists, while others escaped with gun shot wounds, destroyed 3 VIED, 1 MBIED and 2 Gun trucks.
"The gallant troops also recovered 1 Gun truck mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun, 1 Dushka Anti-Aircraft Gun, 1 Dushka Anti-Aircraft Gun, 1 Browning Anti-Aircraft Gun, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Tube. Others include 1 GPMG."
They also recovered 236 rounds of 12.7mm ammunitions, 396 rounds of 7.62mm ammunitions &101 rounds of 762mm (Special), ammunitions.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai in a meeting with Borno elders, said Boko Haram has been defeated.