Lagos, Nigeria - The Nigerian military said Wednesday it killed four armed persons, including a woman, in a joint raid with the police on their hideout at Alu Quarters in the northern city of Sokoto.
Commander of the Sokoto-based 1 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Tasi'u, announced the killings at a press conference in the city.
The military officer said some suspects were also arrested during the raid, while vehicles, arms and ammunition were seized.
He said the building that was raided has also been demolished.
The identities of the armed persons were not revealed, but the violent Islamic sect Boko Haram has carried out many attacks in Sokoto and other parts of the predominantly-Muslim northern Nigeria.
The sect,whose name in the local Hausa language means 'Western education is forbidden', has killed over 3,000 people in gun and bomb attacks since launching its violent campaign in 2009.