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Army Rescues More Hostages, Destroys Camps In Sambisa

Posted: May 6, 2015 at 8:32 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Defence Headquarters has said seven more terrorists’ camps were destroyed on Tuesday as more Boko Haram insurgents were killed in the ongoing onslaught to flush them out of Sambisa forest, Borno State.

This was disclosed in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by the Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade.

The Defence Headquarters also said that an additional 25 women and children were rescued during the operations.

Olukolade said the troops captured the camps, having crossed several landmines in continuation of the assault on the forest bases of the terrorists.

He listed the camps to include the four notorious Alafa camps as well as those in Rogo Fulani, Laraga and others used as training grounds 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 been evacuated for treatment,” the Army spokesman said.

Olukolade added that the operations were continuing with troops demonstrating high morale and fighting spirit as they keep searching the forests for terrorists, arms and hostages.