Troops Neutralise More Boko Haram Terrorists In Sambisa, Rescue 46 Hostages
The Nigerian Military has continued their clearance operation combing all hideouts of Boko Haram terrorists in the large expanse of Sambisa forest.
The Deputy Director Public Relations of Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement on Tuesday, February 13 said that the troops have successfully dislodged Boko Haram terrorists from one of their highly fortified hideout called Sabil Huda.
The army announced that the air force assisted it in the operation.
“During a fierce offensive which was supported by Nigerian Air Force, against the terrorists on Monday 12th February 2018, the resilient troops neutralised quite a number of Boko Haram terrorists and captured major armaments, including two Spartan Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC), one Canter truck and one Laptop computer belonging to the insurgents,” army spokesman for Operation Lafiya Dole Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu said in a statement.
The troops also destroyed eight gun trucks. Several makeshift accommodation and tents were also destroyed with children and women held hostage rescued.
Nwachukwu said 19 women and 27 children were rescued from the erstwhile terrorist’s enclave.