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.