Nigerian Troops Destroys Boko Haram Terrorists Equipments at Sambisa Forest
- January 27, 2018
Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE involved in Operation DEEP PUNCH II have continued to deal decisively with remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hibernating in Sambisa forest and other parts of Northern Borno State in northeast Nigeria with tremendous successes.
On Friday 26th January 2018 afternoon, the troops with effective support from the Nigerian Air Force had contact with the terrorists while advancing into Sambisa forest.
During the encounter and further exploitation, the troops destroyed Boko Haram terrorists equipment, make-shift accommodation around Camp Zairo including Improvised Explosives Device, Booby traps, other delaying obstacles and devices.
The troops also neutralized 7 Boko Haram terrorists and wounded several others. In addition, troops recovered 1 Gun truck, 1 Anti-Aircraft Gun, 1 Machine Gun, a Pistol, large quantity of Anti-Aircraft Gun ammunition, a 120mm Mortar Base Plate and a Dane Gun.
Similarly, the troops destroyed 11 Boko Haram terrorists Gun trucks, 12 Hilux vehicles, 3 Canter trucks 2 Double Barrel Rifles, 30 Bicycles, Power generating sets, cylinders, printers, military kits and IED making workshop.
Two soldiers were wounded during the encounter and they have since been evacuated by Nigerian Air Force and are responding to treatment. Impressed with the unprecedented performance, the Commander Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, who is also the General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Major General IM Yusuf, has visited the troops harbour location.
A statement by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman Director Army Public Relations urged the people of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states are requested to report any fleeing Boko Haram terrorist seen around their communities.