At least 343 Boko Haram militants were killed during various military operations held within six weeks in Nigeria’s northeast region, said the defense headquarters on Wednesday.
The operations, which saw key leaders of the Boko Haram group killed by airstrikes, were held between March 18 and May 5.
In a statement made available to Xinhua in Abuja, the defense authorities said several other terrorists suffered various degrees of gunshot wounds.
Among other successes recorded during the military operations, most of the Boko Haram’s logistics installations and networks were destroyed, while 16 of their informants and logistics suppliers were arrested within the period, the statement said.
Some Nigerian soldiers also died and others wounded in action, added the statement. Enditem