Nigerian troops ‘destroy’ Boko Haram camps in Sambisa

FILE PHOTO: Boko Haram camps in Sambisa been destroyed by the Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it destroyed all remaining Boko Haram camps and enclaves around Alagarno and Sambisa forests.

A statement by the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, said the troops recorded successes in recent onslaught on the insurgents’ camps.

“Yesterday, troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion patrol team, cleared Boko Haram camps located at Komala, Dole, Kumshi and Moadori around the fringes of Alagarno forest.

“The troops killed two Boko Haram terrorists and captured two notorious terrorists; Mustapha Busuru (50-year-old) and Usman Abubakar (56-year-old) at Dole village and brought down all Boko Haram terrorist flags hoisted in the village and destroyed them.

“They also recovered two Toyota pickup vans, 40 motorcycles, Improvised Explosives Making Devices (IEDs), stockpile of foodstuff and fuel dump.

“The patrol team also recovered horses and donkeys used for transportation by the terrorists.

“In response to a distress call of an attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Kuda village along Butuku road, troops of 143 Battalion swung into action, unfortunately the terrorists fled after setting the village on fire. The situation led to the death of an elderly woman.

“The escaped insurgents regrouped and attempted to cross through Magar bridge but they were pre-empted by elements of the battalion who killed two terrorists and wounded several others.

“Sadly, three soldiers and four locals sustained injuries, while the troops recovered 1 Toyota Buffalo vehicle mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun with registration number 081375, one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) with registration number 132042, a loaded G3 rifle magazine and 30 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition link.

“Both military and the wounded civilians are receiving treatment at the unit’s Regimental Aid Post,” the statement said.


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