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Troops overrun terrorists stronghold in Sambisa forest without resistance

Troops overrun terrorists stronghold in Sambisa forest without resistance

Boko Haram. PHOTO: AFP

By Odita Sunday, Abuja

Troops of OPERATION HADIN KAI have overrun strongholds of Boko Haram and ISWAP in the dreaded Sambisa forest with resistance.

Spokesman of Defence Media Operations (DMO), Major General Benard Onyeuko who made the disclosure noted that heavy arms and ammunitions belonging to the terrorists were recovered.

According to General Onyeuko, “On or about 9.00.a.m on March 24, 2022 the gallant troops of OPERATION HADIN KAI in a Special Operation codenamed OP DESERT SANITY captured the terrorist stronghold of UKUBA/CAMP ZAIRO in Sambisa Forest.

“In what could be described as a blitzkrieg, the troops routed the terrorists and captured the their enclave. The terrorists fled the camp leaving behind their heavy weapon arsenal.

“After a thorough cordon and search of the captured camp, the gallant troops recovered various equipment including 1x Main Battle Tank, 1x 155mm Bofors Gun, 1xTrailer,1x122mm Gun, 2x105mm Gun, 1x Mines Resistance Ambush Protected (MRAP) fighting vehicle, 1x MOWAG Armoured Personnel Carrier, 1x Mack Trailer as well as large cache of arms and ammunition left behind by the terrorists. “Further exploitation is on going. The capture of the terrorists stronghold of CAMP ZAIRO is a major setback to the terrorist criminals.

“The military High Command commends the ever conquering troops of Op HADIN KAI for this immense success. They are enjoined not to rest on their oars but use this as a springboard to finally defeat the insurgents and also keep up the fighting spirit.”


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