Nigerian troops kill 14 Boko Haram militants

Military operation rescues 21 abducted civilians, army says

Nigerian troops kill 14 Boko Haram militants

Nigerian troops have killed 14 Boko Haram militants in an operation to free some civilians abducted earlier this week in Pulka village in the country's northeast, an army spokesman said on Friday. 

“The troops have neutralized 14 Boko Haram militants and rescued 21 civilians, including six women and 11 children,” army spokesman Texas Chukwu said in a statement.

Chukwu said the rescue operation took place on Thursday in collaboration with the local vigilante group. 

Some militants had on Tuesday ambushed a military escort in Pulka area of northeastern Borno state, burning a passenger bus and abducting some civilians.