Army authorities say several Boko Haram commanders have been killed in attacks on their hideouts and camps around the Sambisa Forest.
Code named Operation Deep Punch, the military also destroyed logistics bases, arms stockpile and equipment of the terrorists in Mangusum area and various parts of Sambisa including Balla and Parisu.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman said the attack on the hideouts and camps were jointly carried out by the Nigerian Air force and Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole.
Efforts are ongoing to further confirm the details from our troops who have been involved on Operation Deep Punch.
“There were enquiries on alleged wounding one of the boko haram terrorist’s group factional leaders. As you are aware, the boko haram terrorists have been on the run, but now they have nowhere to go. We wish to confirm that there are ongoing clearance operations in various parts of the north east by the military. The Nigerian Air Force specifically has been carrying out excellent aerial bombardments on the sect,’’ Brigadier General Usman said.
He explained that, “the ongoing renewed combat readiness and good efforts by the Force are indeed very commendable , as it led to recovery of high caliber weapons and further decimation of the remnants of the boko haram terrorists. There were indications that quite a number of the terrorists’ key leaders have either been killed or wounded.”
PR/Additional NP report/Mercy Chukwudiebere