The Nigerian Air Force on Monday said scores of Boko Haram insurgents have been neutralized by the Air Task Force of operations Lafiya Dole in their hideout in Kolloram, northern Borno State.

A statement by the Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said the clearance operations against the terrorists were conducted after intelligence reports indicated their presence in the area.

He said during the operation several members Islamic State of West Africa Province ISWAP fighters were neutralized as they assembled for a meeting at their hideout in Kolloram on the fringes of Lake Chad in the Northern part of Borno State.

He said the operation was conducted on 24th February following credible intelligence reports indicating that some of the ISWAP leaders and fighter had assembled for a meeting in a group of buildings at the centre of the settlement.