In a statement yesterday night, Army spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman said a woman, suspected to be an active member of the group, was arrested during the operation.
According to Usman, the suspect is undergoing interrogation at an undisclosed location.
The statement reads: “In efforts to continually dominate recovered territories and clear all Nigerian territory of Boko Haram vestiges, the advancing troops of 5 Brigade Task Group have today cleared five more terrorists camps at Hausari and Baranga in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State.
“The troops, during an encounter with Boko Haram terrorists at the camps, killed two terrorists and recovered two dane guns and a double barrel gun. Twelve motorcycles abandoned by some fleeing terrorists were destroyed.
“It will be recalled that troops of 5 Brigade had some time last month cleared and destroyed 20 terrorist camps at Kerenowa general area.”
“Troops of 28 Task Force Brigade, on patrol between Bitta-Yamteke in Borno State to block Boko Haram terrorists fleeing from Lagaran Fulani to enter Sambisa forest, discovered two planted Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and successfully detonated them.
“We wish to state here that, while striving to stamp out terrorists from Nigerian territory, the troops remain committed to ensuring that they clear and secure all known Boko Haram terrorist’ camps and enclaves so that no terrorist can return to any of the recovered areas,” Usman stated.