Troops Storm Sambisa Forest, Destroy 15 Terrorist Camps


The Nigerian military has commenced air and land strikes on the hideouts of terrorists in the Sambisa forest, destroying about 15 heavily fortified camps.

Acting Director, Army Public relations, Col. Sani Usman confirmed the development. According to him, “Advancing troops of the Nigerian Army, supported by the Nigerian Air Force were able to clear and destroy Boko Haram terrorist’s 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 terrorist’s camps at Dure, Dure Kore, Jokwa as well as several other camps.

“The troops recovered foodstuffs, motorcycles, flags, Improvised explosive making devices (IED) materials and military uniforms. Among other discoveries were the terrorist’s tunnels, weapons and equipment.

“The soldiers also recovered 2,000 cows rustled from various persons over time and rescued women and children held captives by the Boko Haram. While the animals have been moved to Kanwuri, the rescued persons have been evacuated and are being given all the necessary support and assistance.

“During the encounter with the terrorists at Yerimari Gana, a number of Boko Haram terrorists were killed and some suspected terrorists were arrested who are being interrogated.

“However, a soldier sustained gunshot wound and fracture on the leg.

“Similarly, while advancing to destroy Nefari terrorist’s camp, troops discovered and cleared three IEDs laid along the route.

“The camp was successfully cleared and troops have continued their advance while a blocking force has been deployed to prevent infiltration and possible escape by the terrorists.”