Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nigerian Troops Rescue More Women, Children Yesterday At Sambisa Forest

After rescuing 200 girls, and 93 women at the Sambisa forest in Borno State and other neighbouring camps of Boko Haram, the Nigerian troops yesterday have rescued more women and children from the said forests. According to the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman who made this known to press men yesterday said a soldier died, while four others were injured, but many boko haram insurgents were killed in the battle. Read the full statement in full after the cut. God bless and keep empowering the Nigerian Troops.

“I wish to inform you that today (Wednesday) evening, troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army also cleared several terrorists strong points and training camps within Sambisa forest, Borno State, Nigeria.

“The troops have also rescued additional women and children. They have been evacuated to a safety zone for further processing.

“During the encounter unfortunately we lost a soldier, while 4 others were wounded in action. The troops have also killed several Boko Haram field commanders and foot soldiers and destroyed 2 Armoured Personnel Carriers, 2 Buffalo vehicles mounted with Anti-Aircraft Guns, a truck and several Hilux vehicles.

“The gallant soldiers also recovered 1 Anti-Aircraft Gun, 1 General Purpose Machine Gun, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade and several AK-47 rifles. Sadly, 1 woman died and 8 other women sustained gun shot wounds.

“So far, the troops have destroyed 9 terrorist camps in the forest. This is in addition to the 4 destroyed yesterday. The destroyed camps includes Wulari Bukar, Gangala, Anguwar Bakwai and Jigide. Others include Kotorima, Lagara Bello and Lagara Fulani among others.

“I am glad to say that troops’ morale is very high as they are poised to accomplish the task of destroying all terrorists camps and rescuing all those held hostage by the terrorists”.