Army destroys Boko Haram’s tactical ground in Sambisa Forest

Camp Zero, the tactical ground of the terrorists group, Boko Haram, has been destroyed by the Nigerian Army.

The destruction was in continuation of Army’s clearance operation to finally sack Boko Haram from Sambisa Forest.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka, made this known on Wednesday in a statement he issued.

Kukasheka said the clearance operation by the troops had been quite successful.

According to him, the troops destroyed seven gun trucks, several vehicles, motorcycles and makeshift shelters used by the insurgents.

He added that a battle tank, guns, ammunitions, religious scriptures, gas cylinders and assorted fertilizers for making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were recovered.

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His words:  “Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have been making tremendous progress in the ongoing clearance operations: Operation Deep Punch II.

“On 30th January, 2018, the advancing troops had contact with Boko Haram terrorists and engaged them.

“During the encounter, they were able to recover an Eagle Main Battle Tank (EMBT), 1 VBL, 1 AK-47 Rifle, a Police Teargas Rifle, religious books, several gas cylinder and bags of fertilizer.

“Other items destroyed by the gallant troops included seven gun trucks, four trucks, four Hilux vans, one Prado Jeep, one Golf car, one Mitsubishi pick up, a bus, several motorcycles, makeshift shelters, tents and household items.”