Troops on clearance operation in the North East region have destroyed 13 of the hideouts of Boko Haram forces in the Sambisa Forest in the past one week.
The renewed clearance operations carried out with support from Air Force jets, followed intelligence that Boko Haram is mobilising fighters on the fringes of the forest in Borno State.
Three of the troops died and six others were injured in the operation in which scores of Boko Haram fighters were killed.
Deputy spokesman of Army seventh division, Colonel Kingsley Samuel, list some of the cleared Boko Haram’s hideouts are located in Buk, Dusula, Kafa, Mafunto, Abulam, Talata, Ajigim, Mangsum, and Abagajiri.
The troops, according to army spokesman, captured two gun trucks, a laptop, as well as bicycles and motorcycles from the fleeing Boko Haram fighters.
“Furtherance of the clearance operations, the troops on Friday, 10th November 2017 while acting on credible information that the terrorists were massing up at certain camps in fringes of Sambisa forest, advanced and cleared the insurgents at Shyadawe-Angwan-Fulani, Shyadawe-Angwan-Bula-Musa and Shyadawe.
“The troops captured two gun trucks, three motorcycles, many bicycles and a laptop containing valuable information. They also located a vandalised and unserviceable tank in one of the camps.
“The remains of the deceased soldiers have been evacuated while those injured are receiving medical treatment at a military hospital,” Samuel said.Please subscribe to our newsletter