Troops of Operation Desert Sanity have neutralised several Boko Haram terrorists, including the Amir and spiritual head of Galta during a clearance operation around Manjo Ali Qere in Borno State on Thursday.
Newsbreak reports that arms and ammunition were also recovered from the outlaws.
Boko Haram launched an uprising in 2009 displacing more than two million from their homes and spawning one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, with millions of people dependent on aid.
Insecurity has led to declines in agricultural production and trade, reducing access to food and threatening the many households that depend on agriculture for their livelihood.
Thousands of displaced people lack access to food, health facilities, shelter and clean water, with children more vulnerable.
The group split into two in 2016 with its rival ISIL (ISIS)-allied faction ISWAP becoming the dominant threat. Despite ongoing military operations, the groups have continued to launch attacks.
See some photos from the Manjo Ali Qere onslaught below: