The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its troops recorded more successes in the ongoing clearance operation to route out remnants of the terrorists in Sambisa Forest.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka, said this in a statement issued in Maiduguri.

Kukasheka confirmed the killing of seven Boko Haram insurgents and destruction of 23 assorted vehicles in the operations.

He disclosed that troops of Operation Lafiya Dole under the operation DEEP PUNCH II, on Friday attacked insurgents’ hideouts in Sambisa Forest and northern part of Borno.

He said that the troops with support of Nigerian Air Force killed seven insurgents while several others escaped with gunshot wounds, adding that the troops destroyed 11 gun trucks, 12 pickup vans and 30 bicycles while one gun truck and assorted ammunition were recovered in the operation.

Kukasheka revealed that the troops also destroyed equipment, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), traps, delay devices and make shift accommodation at Camp Zero in Sambisa.

However, the army spokesman said two soldiers sustained injuries in the operation and were referred to military medical facility for treatment.

Kukasheka called on the people in the northeast region to be vigilant of fleeing wounded insurgents and report suspicious persons in their communities to the military.


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