In the course of the operation, five militants that attacked the troops were killed in action, while many others were injured. Twenty-three suspects were also arrested.
A statement by Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, said the operation conducted yesterday was carried out by the Special Forces at the militants camps.
Items recovered from the camps include: 2 AK-47 rifles, 11 Pump Action Guns, a locally made revolver pistol, 292 cartridges of live Ammunition, 199 rounds of AK-47 rifle Ammunition, 4 electricity generating sets and a Camp Gas Cooker.
The troops also recovered an abandoned Engine Boat left by the fleeing criminals.