Troops Rescue 46 Persons, Recover Armoured Carriers in Sambisa

The Nigerian Army has said that troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have continued their clearance operation against all known hideouts of Boko Haram terrorists within the large expanse of Sambisa forest as part of the ongoing Operation Deep Punch II.
It is in this vein that they dislodged Boko Haram terrorists from one of their highly fortified hide outs at around S-Shape part of the Sambisa forest.
A statement by Col Onyeama Nwachukwu said, “The location was also believed to be one of their prized locations.
“However, during a fierce offensive which was supported by Nigerian Air Force, against the terrorists on Monday 12th February 2018, the resilient troops neutralized quite a number of Boko Haram terrorists.
“Troops also captured major armaments, including 2 Spartan Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC), 1 Canter truck and 1 Laptop computer belonging to the insurgents.
“The gallant troops also destroyed 8 Gun trucks, several makeshift accommodation and tents.
“Similarly, the troops rescued 19 women and 27 children from the erstwhile terrorist’s enclave.
“The highly motivated troops remain dauntless as the operation continues.”
Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command, Ops Lafiya Dole.


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