Three Soldiers Killed In Military Offensive In Sambisa Forest

Sambisa forest

Three soldiers were killed and three others wounded at the weekend when Nigerian troops made a major push deep into Sambisa Forest, where the remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents are believed to be hiding. A soldier also sustained gunshot wound and a fracture on the leg in the campaign.

A statement issued on Sunday by the acting Director Army Public Relations, Sani Kukasheka Usman, a Colonel, also indicated that a number of Boko Haram terrorists were killed while others were arrested and are now being questioned by military authorities.

Usman said that the troops who advanced deep into the forest destroyed many of the insurgents’ camps and rescued some people, including women and children, held captive just as they destroyed most of the terrorists’ weapons and equipment.

Rescued women and children
Rescued women and children

“Advancing troops of the Nigerian Army, supported by the Nigerian Air Force were able to clear and destroy Boko Haram terrorists camps at Shuari, Adembe,  Yerimari  Kura,  Yerimari  Gana, Gonin Kurmi, Kore, Mainya Kore, and Lopere. Additionally, the Multi-barrel Rocket Launcher Regiment has destroyed the terrorists camps at Dure, Dure Kore, Jokwa, as well as several other camps, “ Usman stated.



    Recovered in the raids on the insurgents’ hideouts were foodstuffs, motorcycles, flags, Improvised Explosive Devices, IED, making materials and military uniforms.

    Usman said that about 2,000 cows rustled from their owners over time were also recovered from the camps and moved to Kanwuri while the rescued women and children had been “evacuated and are being given all the necessary support and assistance.”

    In another campaign, Usman said that troops also launched attacks on insurgents’ camps in Bulagaije and Disa, Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno State and recovered motorcycles, Dane guns and ammunitions.

    Usman said that troops morale “is very high” and that they “they are unrelenting in their determination to defeat the Boko Haram terrorists.”




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