At least 51 suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorists group were yesterday shot dead as a result of military attacks on camps along Damboa- Gwoza road of Borno State, military sources have said.
The attack which involved both land and air raidstook place at Bita village near Damboa town, 85km away from Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
According to the usually credible security source, which disclosed the information, the military raid started on Sunday and ended on Tuesday.
It also said soldiers of the 7 Division, Nigeria army acted on a tip-off that the terrorists were camping in bushes around Bita village.
The source called the launched attacks successful.
The Spokesman of the 7 Division, Col Muhammed Dole, could not respond to email enquiry sent him for confirmation of the incident.
But the state deputy governor, Zanna Mustapha, who visited the troubled Gwoza area along side the General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Major General Obidha Ethan without media coverage, came back very late on Tuesday, held a marathon closed door meeting at the office of the deputy governor almost the whole day yesterday.