300 Boko Haram fighters killed in northeast Nigeria
19 February 2015, Nirapad News: Nigeria’s military claimed more than 300 Boko Haram fighters were killed when troops recaptured the garrison town of Monguno in northeast Borno state. A number of militants had also been captured and weapons and equipment seized, defence spokesman Chris Olukolade said.
Two soldiers had lost their lives and 10 others were wounded during the operation over the last two days in Borno state, The deaths have not been independently verified, he added.
Nigerian forces have been accused of overstating enemy casualties in the past. Boko Haram attacks on civilians and the military have killed thousands since the group launched its violent campaign for a breakaway Islamic state in 2009.
Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger have recently formed a military coalition and have claimed gains against the group.