Troops advance to clear Boko Haram camps inside Sambisa Forest

Posted by News Express | 21 August 2015 | 4,725 times

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As part of the continued offensive operations against the Boko Haram terrorists, troops of 7 Brigade today entered and cleared Gudumbali town, Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.

"During the operation, quite a number of the terrorists were killed their weapons and equipment were destroyed. The troops are currently doing clearance operations in the general area," Army Spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, said.

He added: "It should be recalled that the Nigerian Air Force has inflicted heavy damage on the terrorists camps within the general area last Monday.

"In a related development, troops of 5 Brigade Explosive Ordinance Devices (EOD) unit, while advancing towards Dikwa, ran into landmines buried by the terrorists between old Marte and Kerenoa junction in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State.
Unfortunately, 2 soldiers lost their lives, while 2 others were critically injured due to the landmine explosion. The bodies of the two gallant soldiers have been evacuated, to the rear, while the other two wounded soldiers have also been evacuated and are receiving treatment at the military hospital. The formation also lost a Mowag Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) at the same location.

"Despite this sad event, the troops are not deterred as they continued their advance and pursuing the terrorists to their enclaves in Sambisa forest. Similarly, it is important to note that troops in the various formations and units in Operation LAFIYA DOLE are in very high spirit and more determined to destroy the terrorists' camps and enclaves."

Source: News Express

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