Over 40 suspected members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect were on Monday killed in an offensive air and land raid of the sect’s hideouts in Borno State.
It was gathered that the military recorded the major success in its war on terror when they launched the air and land raid on Bita village general area along Damboa-Gwoza Road in the state, believed to be hideout of the terrorist group.
The attack is coming just as Governor Kashim Shettima yesterday warned members of the youth vigilante group popularly called Civilian JTF, currently undergoing training in character re-orientation to desist from establishing illegal cells.
About a fortnight ago, over 20 suspected terrorists were reportedly killed in the same village. Also during the offensive several of the sect members escaped the area injured.
Bita is a village which is located about 32 kilometres west of Gwoza, a town which is about 135 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital.
The town had witnessed series of attacks from the sect in recent times.