Scores of Boko Haram fighters killed in Northeast Nigeria: military

File photo: Boko Haram fighters

Scores of Boko Haram terrorists have been killed in an airstrike in the Sambisa forest in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, said an official on Friday.

John Enenche, spokesman for the Nigerian military, who confirmed this in a statement made available to Xinhua, said the troops also destroyed a Boko Haram terrorists’ meeting venue at Mainyakare on the fringes of the Sambisa forest.

The Sambisa forest is known as the largest training camp of the Boko Haram group in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country.

Enenche said the operation, which was executed on Thursday, following a series of intelligence, was in continuation of the air interdiction missions being conducted to unhinge the leadership of the terror group.

The northeast region has been destabilized for over a decade by Boko Haram, which most notoriously kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls in 2014.

Boko Haram is known for its agenda to maintain a virtual caliphate in the most populous African country.