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Military Destroys 10 Boko Haram Camps In Sambisa Forest
The Nigerian military said at the weekend that it had destroyed 10 more Boko Haram camps, including Dure, which was one of the most prominent camps used by the terrorists, as it continues its quest to liberate Sambisa forest, seen as the last stronghold of the insurgents.
In a statement released on Sunday by defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, a Major General, the military also said that it killed a number of the terrorists and destroyed some of their equipment, including armoured vehicles and vehicles mounted with Anti-Aircraft Guns.
“Four of the camps were located in a place called Iza within the forest while three others were noted to be recently established by the terrorists before the assault began. One soldier died from one of the land mine encountered in the operation while two others were also wounded,” the statement said.
It also added that while some Boko Haram members were killed as they ran into ambush set by troops, some engaged in suicidal missions at Bitta and Kiskeru, which are across Niger Republic border.
According to Olukolade, troops have been alerted to be on the lookout as efforts to rid Sambisa and other forests of terrorists continue.
“The Operation to clear the terrorists in Sambisa and other forests is continuing as troops in all fronts have been alerted to be on the lookout for fleeing terrorists. The Nigerian Air force is maintaining an active air surveillance to track the movement of terrorists for appropriate action as the operation continues.”