Nigerian Army troops attached to the counter-insurgency scheme, Operation Lafiya Dole, and involved in Operation Deep Punch II have recorded major successes dealing with Boko Haram remnants of Boko Haram remnants hibernating in Sambisa forest and other locations in Northern Borno State.
This was revealed in a statement signed by Brigadier-General SK Usman, Army Direct of Public Relations. On Friday afternoon, said the statement, Army troops, effectively backed by those from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), took on Boko Haram terrorists while advancing into Sambisa Forest.
The encounter resulted in the killing of seven terrorists and gunshot injuries to over 100 others. In addition, the troops recovered one gun truck, one anti-aircraft gun, one machine gun, a pistol, large quantity of anti-aircraft gun ammunition, a 120mm mortar base plate and a dane gun.
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