The Nigerian Army has continued its offensive operations of destroying all Boko Haram terrorists remaining camps and enclaves around Alagarno and Sambisa forests, Sani Usman, Director of Army Public Relations said in a statement on Wednesday.
In an update of the battle against Boko Haram terrorists concentrated around the dreaded Sambisa Forest, Usman informed that on Tuesday, troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion patrol team, cleared Boko Haram camps located at Komala, Dole, Kumshi and Moadori around the fringes of Alagarno forest.
In the course of the operation, the Army spokesperson said the troops killed two Boko Haram terrorists and captured 2 notorious terrorists; Mustapha Busuru (50 years old) and Usman Abubakar (56 years) at Dole village and brought down all Boko Haram terrorist flags hoisted in the village and destroyed them.
He added that the troops also also recovered 2 Toyota pick up vans, 40 motorcycles, Improvised Explosives Making Devices (IEDs), stockpile of foodstuffs and fuel dump. The patrol team also recovered horses and donkeys used for transportation by the terrorists.
Also, Colonel Usman said in response to a distress call of an attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Kuda village along Butuku road, troops of 143 Battalion swung into action, but unfortunately the terrorists fled after setting the village on fire that led to the death of an elderly woman.
He added that the fleeing insurgents regrouped and attempted to cross through Magar bridge but they were pre-empted by elements of the Battalion who killed two terrorists and wounded several others.
While three soldiers and four locals sustained injuries, the troops recovered 1 Toyota Buffalo vehicle mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun with registration number 081375, one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) with registration number 132042, a loaded G3 rifle magazine and 30 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunitions link during the operation.
Colonel Usman added that the military and the wounded civilians are receiving treatment at the unit’s Regimental Aid Post.