Nigeria claims over 300 Boko Haram fighters killed in town recapture

 Nigeria`s military on Wednesday claimed that more than 300 Boko Haram fighters were killed when troops recaptured the garrison town of Monguno in northeast Borno state.

AFP| Last Updated: Feb 18, 2015, 16:45 PM IST

Abuja: Nigeria`s military on Wednesday claimed that more than 300 Boko Haram fighters were killed when troops recaptured the garrison town of Monguno in northeast Borno state.

"Over 300 terrorists were killed while a few were also captured," defence spokesman Chris Olukolade said in an emailed statement.

There was no independent verification of the claims, which follow similar assertions about Boko Haram casualties by Niger, Chad and Cameroon involved in the regional fight-back against the militants.