In continuation of its offensive against remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East , the Nigerian Army has cleared those escaping from the Sambisa Forest and destroyed the alleged spiritual power base of the terrorists in Alagarno forest, Borno State.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Friday that the troops of 21 Brigade Bama, under 7 Division area of operational responsibility “have at the early hours of Friday, cleared escaping Boko Haram terrorists that came through Sabsawa axis of Sambisa forest”.
This, he explained, took place in a “blocking position”.
Usman said that the troops also recovered a Toyota Hilux, two AK-47 rifles with registration numbers 58006915 and KO 35839, as well as 37 rounds of 12.7mm metal linked ammunition.
Unfortunately, he added, one officer sustained injury during the encounter. He is however in a stable condition.