Soldiers of the Nigerian Army have killed 13 members of Boko Haram in Borno State.
The soldiers also killed 18 cattle thieves during an operation in Zamfara State.
This was disclosed by Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman in a statement released on Thursday, May 5, 2016.
“The patrol team laid an ambush for the suspected cattle rustlers and armed bandits who came en masse on motorcycles fully armed.
“It was gathered that they were on the way to Ruwan Tofa and Babban Doka villages in the Dansadau district of Maru Local Government Area, Zamfara State, to wreak havoc on the innocent people of those communities.
According to the statement, the troops also recovered 11 AK-47 rifles, one G3 rifle, one locally-made pistol, 11 AK-47 magazines, a magazine of a G3 rifle and 161 rounds of 7.62mm (special) ammunition during the operation.