Army repels Boko Haram early morning attack in Sambisa forest
The Nigerian Army today repelled an early morning attack by Boko Haram terrorists while on harbour inside the Sambisa forest. In a statement released by the Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, the troops comprised elements of 21 Brigade and the Armed Forces Special Forces (AFSF) on `Operation Crack Down.’ Usman said the troops while on harbour for refitting, came under Boko Haram terrorists attack at about 1:45 a.m. today.
He said the troops followed up the attack with mopping up operations of the general area before advancing further into the forest. Two corpses of the attackers, two AK-47 rifles, two Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) bombs, five rifle magazines, mortar bombs and belts of Machine Gun rounds were recovered from the terrorists. He added that five soldiers were wounded as a result of mortar fired into the harbour area by the Boko Haram terrorists and were evacuated to the rear for treatment.
In a related development, one of the Boko Haram leaders declared wanted by the military was arrested yesterday May 13th by troops of 143 Battalion. He said the suspect was moved to 28 Task Force Brigade Headquarters for further investigation.
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