Nigerian Troops Rescue More Women, Children Yesterday At Sambisa Forest

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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”.

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