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Boko Haram Fighters Killed As Military Dislodges 10 More Terrorist Camps In Sambisa

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The Nigerian Army, in a statement issued on Sunday, May 17, 2015 disclosed that an unconfirmed number of Boko Haram terrorists were killed on Saturday, May 16, 2015 as part of the ongoing clampdown on Boko Haram insurgents in the restive North eastern part of the country.

The statement, which was signed by the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade availed that 10 additional camps used by the terrorists were overrun in the continuing offensive operations against Boko Haram in the Sambisa forest.

The Dure camp, which is one of the most prominent camps in forest, witnessed the fiercest battle as the Special Forces descended heavily on it before it finally fell.

Four of the camps were located in a place called Iza within the forest while three others were noted to be recently established by the terrorists before the assault began. One soldier died from one of the land mine encountered in the operation while two others were also wounded.

The terrorists lost a number of vehicles mounted with Anti-Aircraft Guns as well as armoured vehicles.  Some of the terrorists who escaped from the camps also died as they ran into ambushes laid by Nigerian troops  along some of their escape routes from the forest.
The Army also reported that some of the fleeing terrorists have also engaged in suicide bombing missions at Bitta where they encountered the Nigerian troops and Kiskeru across the border in Niger Republic.

The operation to clear the terrorists in Sambisa and other forests is continuing as troops on all fronts have been alerted to be on the look out for fleeing terrorists. The Nigerian Air force is maintaining an active air surveillance to track the movement of terrorists for appropriate action as the operation continues.

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