Nigerian Army Rescued 46 Captives and Destroy Boko Haram Insurgents Camp in Sambisa Forest
- February 13, 2018
The Nigerian Army says its troops have rescued 46 captives and destroyed a highly fortified Boko Haram insurgents’ camp deep inside Sambisa forest as part of its ongoing clearance operation.
Col. Onyeama Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Nwachukwu said the troops under Operation Deep Punch II penetrated deep into the forest and cleared all known insurgents’ enclaves including a fortified Sabil Huda camp.
He said that the troops neutralised several insurgents, destroyed various makeshift accommodation and recovered high calibre ammunition. During the fierce offensive supported by Nigerian Air Force, the resilient troops neutralized quite a number of Boko Haram terrorists and captured major armaments including two Spartan Armoured Personnel Carriers, one truck and one laptop computer belonging to the insurgents.
The gallant troops also destroyed 8 gun trucks, several tents, rescued 19 women and 27 children from the enclave.