Air Force Bombards Sambisa Forest, Hits Terrorist’s Training Base, Says Defence Hqrts

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Sambisa raided by troopsBy Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna.

The Defence Headquarters on Thursday said more Boko Haram insurgents have died in an on-going operation to rid Sambisa forest and Gwoza town in Borno, hideout of the terrorists.

In a statement issued by Defence Spokesman, Major General Chris Olukolade, Director of Defence Information, the Defence authorities said a coordinated air campaign by the Air Force has hit targets including the training camp of Boko Haram located in the forest.

Olukolade said: “The air strikes which on Thursday targeted the training camps and logistics dumps of the terrorists in Sambisa forest and parts of Gwoza have been highly successful as it achieved the aims with required precision.

“The death of a large number of terrorists has been recorded while many others are also scampering all over the forest and out of the struck bases.

Olukolade said that the details of casualties will be determined in subsequent phases of the operation.

He said that the strikes had continued “in other locations of the theatre, heralding the advance of troops and other elements of the mission.’’