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Troops Destroy More Terror Camps in Sambisa

An unconfirmed number of suspected terrorists were on Saturday killed as troops over ran 10 additional terrorist camps in the ongoing offensive against insurgents in Sambisa forest.

One of the most prominent camps in Sambisa, Dure witnessed the fiercest battle as the Special Forces descended heavily on it before it finally fell, a statement issued by Major General Chris Olukolade disclosed.

Four of the camps were located in a place called Iza within the forest while three others were noted to be recently established by the terrorists before the assault began. One soldier died from one of the land mine encountered in the operation while two others were also wounded, it added.

It said the terrorists lost a number of vehicles mounted with Anti-Aircraft Guns as well as armoured vehicles.

Some of the terrorists who escaped from the camps also died as they ran into troops ambush in some escape routes from the forest.

Meanwhile, some of the fleeing terrorists have also engaged in suicide missions at Bitta where they encountered the Nigerian troops and Kiskeru across the border in Niger Republic.

The Operation to clear the terrorists in Sambisa and other forests is continuing as troops in all fronts have been alerted to be on the look out for fleeing terrorists.

The Nigerian Air force is maintaining an active air surveillance to track the movement of terrorists for appropriate action as the operation continues.

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Posted By BOBRICKY On 07:07 Mon, 18 May 2015

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