Army rescues 46 captives, destroys fortified Boko Haram camp in Sambisa



Nigerian Army on Tuesday said its troops had rescued 46 captives and destroyed a fortified Boko Haram insurgents’ camp deep inside Sambisa forest as of its ongoing “clearance operation”.

Col. Onyeama Nwachukwu, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, “Operation ”, disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri.

Nwachukwu said that troops under Operation Deep Punch II penetrated deep into forest and cleared all known insurgents’ enclaves including a fortified ‘Sabil Huda’ camp.

He said that the troops neutralised several insurgents, destroyed various makeshift accommodation and recovered high calibre ammunition.

“On Monday Feb.12, 2018 the troops dislodged Boko Haram terrorists from of their fortified hideouts around S-Shape of the Sambisa forest close to Sabil Huda, believed to be of their prized hideouts.

“During the fierce offensive supported by Nigerian Air Force, the resilient troops neutralised quite a number of Boko Haram terrorists and captured armaments including two Spartan Armoured Carriers (APCs), truck and laptop computer belonging to the insurgents.

“The gallant troops also destroyed 8 gun trucks; several tents, rescued 19 women and 27 children from the enclave”. (NAN)