Boko Harram Insurgents Attack Nigerian Troops In Sambisa

Nigerian soldiers in Sambisa Forest
Nigerian soldiers in Sambisa Forest

Dare devil Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday morning attacked Nigerian troops inside Sambisa Forest, wounding five soldiers.

The insurgents were said to have launched the attack on men of the Armed Forces Special Forces, AFSF, deep inside the forest around 1.45 am but were successfully repelled, according to the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, a Colonel.






     

     

    Nigerian troops have been clearing Sambisa Forests of Boko Haram insurgent for weeks in a bid to finally defeat the last vestiges of Boko Haram fighters in the North east.

    The five soldiers wounded in the attack were said to have been victims of mortars fired into the area where the troops were stationed. The injured soldiers have since been evacuated from the scene for treatment.

    Usman said that some items were recovered from the insurgents, including two AK-47 rifles, two Rocket Propelled Grenade, RPG, bombs,  five rifle magazines,  mortar bombs and rounds of Machine Gun.

    He said that in spite of the attack, “the morale of the gallant troops remains very high as they are determined to successfully clear Boko Haram terrorists.”

     

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