Army Destroys 7 Terrorist Camps, Rescue More Women, Children In Sambisa

Gombe AttackSeven additional terrorist camps were yesterday destroyed as more terrorists also died in the ongoing onslaught to flush them out of Sambisa forest.

“An additional 25 women and children were rescued in the process”, a statement by the Director, Defence Information, Maj Gen Chris Olukolade.

“The troops who scaled series of land mines in continuation of the assault on the forest bases of the terrorists, captured camps which include the four notorious Alafa camps as well as those in Rogo Fulani, Laraga and others used as training camps in the forest.

“Various weapons including Rocket Propelled Grenades, Anti-Aircraft Guns and a number of vehicles were either captured or destroyed during the operation. Four soldiers were wounded and have evacuated for treatment.

“The operations is continuing with troops demonstrating high morale and fighting spirit as they search the forests for terrorists, arms and hostages.

This release will be the fourth batch of captives released by the Nigerian Army,

The first batch had 200 girls and 93 women held hostage in Sambisa forest by members of the terrorist group. The second batch were rescued barely 48 hours after the rescue of the 200 girls and 93 women from the stronghold of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists.

The third batch had 234 women and children rescued through the Kawuri and Konduga end of the Sambisa Forest.

The Defence Headquarters has employed the use of its Tiwtter handle to announce these breakthroughs via the official Twitter of the Nigerian Armed Forces on Friday.

However of all the rescued girls, the Nigerian Army is yet to confirm that the girls abducted in a secondary school in Chibok Town, Borno State.