Nigeria troops kill 4 Boko Haram Takfiris

Nigeria troops kill 4 Boko Haram Takfiris

Nigerian government troops have clashed with terrorists from Boko Haram Takfiri group in northeastern part of the African country, killing four militants.

The army said in a Monday statement that the troops managed to drive Boko Haram extremists out of an abandoned primary school in the area in a shootout a day earlier.

The terrorists had been using the school as a transit camp, the statement added.

Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden,” has so far attacked many schools in northeastern Borno state. The schools have closed, been burned to the ground or abandoned.

According to the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF), over 300 schools have been demolished in an area in the state where less than 30 percent of children receive education.

In April 2014, Boko Haram militants kidnapped 276 female students from their secondary school in the northeastern town of Chibok. Two days later, 57 of the girls managed to escape but 219 remained in captivity, reportedly in the Sambisa Forest.