Boko Haram has killed three Nigerian
soldiers in the past one week as troops successfully cleared 13 Boko
Haram hideouts in the Sambisa Forest.
Col. Kinsley Samuel, Deputy Director
Public Relations 7 Division of the Army, disclosed this in a statement
in Maiduguri on Sunday.
Samuel said that six soldiers were wounded during the operation while dozens of the insurgents were neutralised by troops.
“Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in
conjunction with the Nigerian Air Force on Operation DEEP PUNCH has
within the past one week embarked on clearance operations to dislodge
Boko Haram terrorists from their camps,” he said
He added that the troops successfully
cleared the terrorists’ hideouts at Talala, Ajigin, Mangzum, Abagajiri,
Kafa, Dusula, Buk, Malumti and Abulam among others.
“Furtherance of the clearance
operations, the troops on Friday, 10th November 2017 while acting on
credible information that the terrorists were massing up at certain
camps in fringes of Sambisa forest, advanced and cleared the insurgents
at Shyadawe-Angwan-Fulani, Shyadawe-Angwan-Bula-Musa and Shyadawe.
“The troops captured two gun trucks,
three motorcycles, many bicycles and a laptop containing valuable
information. They also located a vandalised and unserviceable tank in
one of the camps.
“The remains of the deceased soldiers
have been evacuated while those injured are receiving medical treatment
at a military hospital,” said Samuel.