B’Haram:Scores Of Terrorists ,5 Soldiers Including An Officer Killed-DHQ



soldiers  600The assault on suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ enclaves in Sambisa forests and surrounding locations is continuing,the Defence Headquaters has said. Encounters resulting from air and land strikes and an ambush of troops on patrols in the area have resulted in the death of scores of terrorists and loss of 5 soldiers including an officer,a statement by Defence Spokesman,Major General Chris Olukolade said on Tuesday. He said this resulted from operational activities around Wala, Gwoza, Pulka and environs that have been intensified.
Also, the defence spokesman said a timely distress call has saved communities besieged by terrorists in search of food around the Lake Chad area. The suspected Boko Haram terrorists who were said to be heavily armed scampered for safety on sensing the approach of troops before they could carry out their mission.
“ The troops of the Multi-National Joint Task Force on patrol of the area have so far recovered some arms and ammunition left behind by fleeing terrorists. Cordon and search of the area is continuing with a view to apprehending any of the terrorists that could be lurking around,” the statement said.

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