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Troops Storm Sambisa Forest, Gun Down Many Boko Haram, ISWAP Terrorists

The Nigerian Army announced on Monday that its troops, in collaboration with hybrid force elements, successfully eliminated 8 Boko Haram, BHT/ISWAP, terrorists at Ukuba, a notorious terrorists’ hideout in Sambisa forest.

Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, stated in a release, “The operation, which occurred on Sunday, March 10, 2024, witnessed a fierce gun battle resulting in severe losses for the terrorists’ group. This compelled them to retreat and abandon their camp in disarray.”

“In a separate clearance operation on the same day in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State,” the statement continued, “troops cleared Dan Birgima, Ungwan Noma, Katoge, and Pauwa Villages. During the operation, troops engaged and neutralized 2 insurgents in combat. They also recovered 3 AK-47 Rifles, 8 Magazines, 57 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition, 3 Baofeng Radio sets, 12 Baofeng Radio Chargers, and one Bandolier.”

The release further disclosed, “The troops successfully rescued a civilian who had been held captive by the insurgents for days. Additionally, two Motorbikes and makeshift structures in the insurgents’ camp were destroyed by the troops.”

“In the same vein,” the statement continued, “troops cleared Dandalla, Madada, Dogon Karfe, Hayi, Gobirawan, and Kango Kuyambana villages in Gusau and Maru Local Government Areas of Zamfara state. During the encounter with the insurgents, troops neutralized 2 of them and recovered one AK-47 rifle, 3 fabricated guns, 2 rounds of Anti-Aircraft ammunition, one Motorbike, and 2 Solar panels.”

“In South Eastern Nigeria,” the release added, “troops successfully raided and destroyed an IPOB/ESN Fighters’ firearms production factory located between Ekoli Edda and Amangwu Ohafia communities in Abia and Ebonyi States respectively.”

“The dissidents’ camp,” the statement noted, “was fortified with fire trenches/sandbag parapets and powered with a 15 KVA Generator.”

“The vigilant troops recovered 2 fabricated AK-47 rifles, one Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) bomb, 2 IPOB/ESN flags, as well as Welding and Filing machines from the factory,” it concluded.

The statement urged, “Members of the public to continue to support the Nigerian Army, sister services, and other security agencies in the ongoing fight against the nation’s adversaries.”

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