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Army Sacks Boko Haram From Njimia Camp In Sambisa

Posted: May 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Troops of 7 Division yesterday cleared Boko Haram terrorists out of their Njimia camp within the Sambisa forest.

Earlier same day, troops also cleared Boko Haram terrorists’ camps at Alafa, where they encountered heavy resistance from Boko Haram terrorists. 15 of them were killed.

Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, said troops continued their advance through Alafa Main, Alafa Extension and Alafa Yaga-yaga, where they cleared remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists.

“Apart from destroying the camps, the troops rescued 41 hostages who were mostly women and children. The troops also recovered 2 Dane Guns, several vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles belonging to the terrorists.

“One significant aspect of this feat was the combination of ground forces assault, Nigerian Air Force Jets provision for combat air support and monitoring of the operation directly by the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu on board Air Force reconnaissance aircraft.”

The statement added that no casualty was recorded on the side of the military throughout the conduct of the operation.