Nigerian Soldiers Army In Sambisa Forest

Nigerian Soldiers Army In Sambisa Forest

Troops Rescues 25 Women, Kill More Terrorists, Destroy 7 Camps In Sambisa Forest

Troops in the ongoing onslaught to flush out Boko Haram terrorists from the Sambisa forest, Borno State, yesterday, rescued additional 25 women, children and destroyed seven terrorists’ camps.

Confirming this in an update yesterday, through its Director of Defence Information, DDI, Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade, the Defence Headquarters, DHQ, said that several terrorists were also killed while four soldiers were seriously wounded and have been evacuated for treatments.

The DHQ further confirmed the capture of sophisticated weapons and other logistics from the insurgents.

“Seven additional terrorists’ camps were yesterday destroyed as more insurgents also died in the ongoing onslaught to flush them out of Sambisa forest. An additional 25 women and children were rescued in the process.

“The troops who scaled series of land mines in continuation of the assault on the forest bases of the terrorists, captured camps which include the four notorious Alafa camps as well as those in Rogo Fulani, Laraga and others used as training camps.

“Various weapons, including Rocket Propelled Grenades, RPGs, anti-aircraft guns and a number of vehicles were either captured or destroyed during the operation. Four soldiers were wounded and have been evacuated for treatment.

“The operation is continuing with troops demonstrating high morale and fighting spirit as they search the forests for terrorists, arms and hostages,” the DHQ stated.

The rescue of the 25 women and children brought to over 600, the victims of the insurgents, freed in the past one week that the Sambisa forest raid commenced.

Sambisa forest is the last stronghold of Boko Haram waiting to be reclaimed by the military.


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