Thursday, 30 April 2015


Premium Times report that Nigeria troops on counter terrorism operation have killed several Boko Haram commanders and rescued more
women in continued raids on more terrorist camps in Sambisa forest, Borno State.

In a statement late Wednesday night, the spokesman of the Nigerian army Colonel Sani Usman said "troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army also cleared several terrorists’ strong points and training camps within Sambisa forest, Borno State, Nigeria.”

“Troops also rescued additional women and children. They have been evacuated to a safety zone for further processing. During the encounter unfortunately we lost a soldier, while four others were wounded in action," he added.
“The troops have also killed several Boko Haram field commanders and foot soldiers and destroyed two armoured personnel carriers, 2 Buffalo vehicles mounted with anti-aircraft guns, a truck and several Hilux vehicles,” Colonel Usman stated.

He pointed out that “the gallant soldiers also recovered 1 anti-aircraft gun, 1 general purpose machine gun, 1 rocket propelled grenade and several AK-47 rifles.”

“Sadly, one woman died and 8 other women sustained gunshot wounds. So far, the troops have destroyed 9 terrorist camps in the forest,” Colonel Usman said.

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